By Karin Brosnan - Monday, October 20, 2008
I decided it was time to create a nice autumn dinner for my family. I got out some of my fun dinnerware and set a nice table. I used my cute ivory french Eiffel tower dinner plates, dark brown woven textured placemats, beaded napkin ring holders and golden amber goblets for our water.
Click the picture below to enlarge.Our dinner consisted of a Roasted Pork Loin. I rubbed it with olive oil, sprinkled it with kosher salt, cracked pepper and fresh rosemary from my garden. I roasted it for about 45 min and then added some carrots that were also lightly coated in olive oil and salt and pepper and continued to roast everything for another 45 minutes.
I also roasted some acorn squash and then added a little bit of butter and brown sugar and a hint of cinnamon. I made some fresh green beans by blanching them in boiling water for 7 minutes and then placing them in an ice water bath to keep their gorgeous green color.
In another pan I sauted bacon and onions and then added the green beans to saute them until heated through.
This dinner was so delicious! The pork was so moist and tender, the green beans with all the good bacon onion flavor and the roasted carrots and acorn squash were amazing as well. Scrumptious!!