Monday, November 24, 2014

Pumpkin Spice-Rubbed Pork Loin

A few weeks ago, I was watching a cooking show and was introduced to pork roast crusted with pumpkin pie spice. I was in awe…..then I was lost when the coated it with brown sugar. So I made a plan to make it without the brown sugar crust….and I wasn't disappointed. 

Pumpkin Spice-Rubbed Pork Loin

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
½ teaspoon mustard powder
½  teaspoon onion powder 
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon sugar
½  teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (2 pound) boneless pork loin end roast 
1/4  cup olive oil, divided


In a small bowl, add the pumpkin pie spice, mustard powder, onion powder, garlic powder, a pinch of salt and a grind or 2 of pepper. Stir and rub on all sides of the pork loin. Let rest at room temperature for up to 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Add 2 tablespoons oil to an ovenproof saute pan and, just when the oil begins to swirl, add the pork loin and sear on all sides until golden, about 3 minutes each side.  Then place back into the pan and into the oven. Bake until the pork is cooked through, about 35 minutes for medium. Let the meat rest about 10 minutes before slicing.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Black Friday Breakfast Sandwiches

So you all can have your Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches, with your rolls, mashed potatoes, stuffing, turkey and cranberry, or however you make it, I’ll take this one,

It’s is a recipe Craig’s family used to make with Ham, but when Craig stopped eating Pork, they switched the meat to Turkey.  I can see where this sandwich might have developed from, with leftover dinner rolls & turkey, then adding the topping, but the way we make it, it’s amazing!!!

We make sure we have the supplies bought for these by Wednesday.  Cause there’s nothing worse than not having this tasty lil’ sandwiches when you come back from shopping.  We usually put these together after Thanksgiving dinner and chill them overnight, then bake them when we return from our Black Friday shopping.   ENJOY…like I need to tell you!

****New development since I first posted this, we now make them for Christmas breakfast.

Black Friday
Breakfast Sandwiches

1 package dinner rolls
1 lb sliced turkey
½ lb sliced swiss

1 stick butter, melted
4-5 splashes of Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup dried diced onion
¼ cup yellow prepared mustard

DO NOT SEPARATE ROLLS! If not already sliced, slice as one piece. Remove top piece and set aside.

Layer cheese, turkey, cheese, turkey ending with cheese. Place top back on bottom, and with a fork “prick” holes in the top of the rolls.

Melt butter, and mix in the rest of the ingredients. If cools down rewarm in the microwave then pour over the top of the rolls, SLOWLY. Making sure all of the mixture covers all of the rolls.

Bake at 350, for approx 30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the tops are golden. Cut and ENJOY.