Happy New Year everyone!
So, what is everyone’s New Year’s Resolution? We all know that Marianne’s is to drink more water and Korinne’s is to get her closet organized! mine is to take better care of my skin this year. I swear hitting 40 a few years ago flipped a switch and the wrinkle train not only came to visit but decided to stay for a spell. I started using a Clarisonic over the summer and love it, but I decided with the New Year I was going to find some new products to help my poor skin. I try to drink water but I feel like my skin has lost a lot of it’s elasticity and moisture so I need something that delivers some hydration. I bought the sample package for Juice Beauty’s Stem Cellular products (think fruit stem cells.) I also considered Cindy Crawford’s Meaningful Beauty products (I wake up early so I have seen the infomercial waaayyyy too many times.) I also might look at Rodan and Field’s products. If you have products you LOVE let me know – I would love to hear what other products work well.
So, Jim and I are on a cruise in the Bahamas right now but I wanted to make sure I posted a really good recipe this week. Now that the holidays are over, we are all back to our normal schedules and for many people that means you are looking for easy weeknight meals, right? This Slow Cooker Pork Loin from Trisha Yearwood was one of the top recipes on my old blog, so I thought it would be great to share here, too. It is a top recipe for good reason – it is absolutely delicious! The gravy is out of this world good and the pork is nice and moist – we love it.
This particular recipe is from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood which is a great cookbook if you are looking for some good comfort food.
- 2½ to 3 lb pork loin, trimmed of all visible fat
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ⅛ tsp dried thyme
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 tsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- salt and pepper, to taste
- . In a small bowl combine the garlic powder, ginger, dried thyme, and black pepper. Rub the seasoning over the
- surface of the pork loin. You can also sprinkle with some salt as well.
- 2. In a skillet heat the oil and brown the pork loin on all sides (you can omit this step if you are in a hurry.)
- 3. Transfer the pork to the crock pot.
- 4. Combine the chicken broth, lemon juice, and soy sauce; pour over the pork.
- 5. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours or on high or 4 to 5 hours on high.
- 6. After cooking, transfer the roast to a plate and keep warm.
- 7. To make the gravy, pour the liquid from the crock pot into a measuring cup. Skim off the fat. Measure two cups of the
- liquid, adding water if needed. Transfer to a sauce pan reserving ½ cup of the liquid. Stir the cornstarch into the
- reserved liquid, then stir into the liquid in the sauce pan. Heat, stirring frequently, until the gravy is thick. Taste and
- season with salt and pepper, if needed.
- 8. Serve the roast with the gravy.