If you have read this blog for a while now, you know that sometimes I throw in a little family story or two. Not because I want to bore you with talk of piano recitals, parent teacher conference and bear lake trips! Heavens no. I just like to write about funny things, and cute things, and things that I might tell one my sisters if she were sitting here next to me. So…with that said. Here’s a sweet little story for your reading pleasure today.
(If stories aren’t your cup of tea…keep scrolling down for the recipe, no hard feelings.)
I have a little boy named Aaron. He’s just 5 years old, has big brown eyes, thick curling eyelashes and a smile that melts my heart on a daily basis.
Several days ago MyHandsomeHusband was cranking out some tunes on our living room piano. He’s the talented kind that can sit down, no music needed and play whatever he just heard on Dancing With The Stars. And not just play it….the man PLLLAAAAYS it with flourish and fanfare, I tell you. On the particular day in question, he happened to be playing The Pink Panther theme.
Can you hear it in your mind? It makes the story better if you could hum it to yourself or something. Thanks for your participation.“Dad!!!!” Aaron said. “That is the BEST song ever. I have a great idea. Do you think on Sunday when you play the organ at church you could play that song REALLY loud while everyone walks in. They would LOVE it Dad. I’m not kiddin. They would LOVE it.”And so my friends, my question to you on this cold November day is…would you LOVE to be serenaded with The Pink Panther Theme song while you walk into church this week?
I thought you might.
I’ll talk to the man of the house and see if he can hop around to a few ward buildings this week. I’m sure he won’t mind.
When the Good Lord blesses a person with Pink Panther talent…one is obligated to share.
The recipe for these Roasted Root Vegetables will be posted tomorrow.
This recipe is for all of you church goin’ folks who like to leave dinner cooking in the Crock Pot while you and your family head off to your meetings to hear The Pink Panther.
PS….You can still make this recipe, even if you don’t go to church.
Balsamic and Brown Sugar Glazed Pork
Time: 10 minutes prep + 4-6 hours cooking
Yield: 6 servings
1 2 pound pork loin
1 t sage
1/2 t salt
1/4/ t pepper
1 t garlic
1/2 C water
1/2 C brown sugar
1 T cornstarch
1/4 C balsamic vinegar
1/2 C water
2 T soy sauce
1. Place your pork roast on a pan, or plate.
2. In a small bowl combine the salt, pepper, rubbed sage, and garlic.
Press the seasonings into the pork roast. Spray the inside of your crock pot with cooking spray. Place the seasoned pork roast inside and pour the water along the edges of the roast.
3. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, depending on how fast your crock pot cooks things. The internal temperature of the roast reads 180 degrees.
4. In a small sauce pan, combine the glaze ingredients. Bring it to a boil while stirring and let the sauce thicken. (Should only take a couple of minutes.)
5. Drizzle some of the glaze over the top of the roast and let it cook for another 30 minutes.
6. Remove the roast from the crock pot and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Slice it thinly, drizzle the remaining sauce over the top and your are ready to eat. It’s fabulous served with rice and a green veggie…or with roasted vegetables.
Thanks for dropping by today…
the veggies in the picture are due to post tomorrow.
Hope to see you then.