I had a family member come to visit us that we have never meet. I always like to check with visitors if they are allergic to any food or anything they really hate. This lady hated any veggies. She was a plain meat and potatoes gal. Not really my forte but I tried to make a meal that she would love but also my veggie loving MIL would enjoy. I have to say the meal was a hit. I know the pie was a big hit!!
Rosemary Roasted Pork Loin
Make a rosemary rub* and spread that over the meat. If you have time do this earlier in the day do so, so the meat can absorb the flavors. Lay thick slices of 1 onion on a flat pan, like a jelly roll pan. If you are lucky to have rosemary bush cut a nice long piece and lay that over the onions. Set meat over the rosemary and bake at 350˚F till internal temp is 160. Probably about an hour. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing.
Mix together in a bowl
4 generous TBL. of finely chopped fresh rosemary
4 garlic cloves finely chopped or smashed
1 TBL salt, I tsp pepper
1 TBL olive oil
Whole wheat rolls
Pre-heat oven 350˚F.
Grate 6 large potatoes, half an onion, and 3 cup cheese (I like sharp cheddar) in a food processor. Mix in a bowl with 2 eggs, salt, pepper, granulated garlic and paprika to your taste. Butter a large gratin dish. Pour in potatoes and bake one hour.
Steamed green beans tossed in a bit of butter, lemon zest and lemon juice from half the lemon
Green salad with sliced pears, crumbed blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette
Apple Sour Cream Crumb Pie
1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt or combo
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 TBL vanilla
4 cups (or till pie filled) peeled, sliced apples ( like to use a combo of at lest 4 different kinds of apples. You can also use pears)
1 9" unbaked pie shell, frozen or chilled in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Stir together sour cream, honey, maple, salt, vanilla and egg in a bowl. Add apples. Pour filling into a pie shell, add crumble topping on top. Bake 40-50 minutes till crust cooked
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (I used Rapadura)
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecansMix all ingredients together in a mixer with a paddle until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Wood relief by Geraldine Waddington