Autumn Table Setting and Pork Dinner

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.
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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!!
I got the recipes out of either Country Living or Better Homes and Garden magazine...I can't find it now so I don't know which one I used. I will have to search around to find the exact one I used.

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  1. WOW, wish we could have been there instead of having leftovers!!!!!! 4 weeks til we all get together!!!!!!!! Can't even wait!! Let's hope I will be healthy by then :o) Love you to pieces!!!!!!!!

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  2. Good for you, Karen! Of course, we eat like that every night at my house and my table always looks that beautiful-- and you should see how I set Dawson's high chair!!
    (Yeah, right.) No, really, my mouth is watering right now and I wondered if Sean and I could book a table for this Friday night??

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  3. Listen, when are you inviting all your faithful blog readers over for dinner, not to mention lessons on tablescaping!

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  4. First...I love the Eiffel Tower plates, where did you find those...and I love any kind of pork, cooked anyway served with anything!! All you needed was a hot apple strudel with ice cream...

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  5. Yum Yum Yum!! It all looks so good and the place settings are beautiful!! Can we also get in on the reservation list??3

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  6. I wanted to let you know that I tried my hand with the pumpkin topiaries and I have a picture of it, with a link to your blog, on my blog. Go check it out. :)

    Thanks for all of the great inspiration! Your table looked beautiful and your menu sounds scrumptious!
    http://sugarmommyof4.blogspot.com/

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  7. I don't know what would be yummier, the fabulous food, or the gorgeous table setting!

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  8. I'm just wondering where I've been that I missed this tablescape...were you on Tablescape Tuesday over at Susan's! I need to pay better attention. It is a beautiful fall table! I'm sure they enjoyed the food too! LOL!

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