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photo by Ezra Pound Cake

photo by Ezra Pound Cake

I like the flavor of pork: pork chops, pork tenderloin, country ham, bacon… it’s all yummy to me.  But I have to admit, I don’t have a lot of pork recipes up my sleeve although my brother and I have worked out a really great pork chop recipe, I’ll have to share that soon. 

When I saw this recipe for an oven roasted pork loin I knew I had found a winner.  Carrots and potatoes are favorites too but a pork loin is just so versatile, it handles spice so well.  And if you cook it right, can be really moist.  Low fat too,  3 oz. of a pork loin has about 48 calories and only 2 grams of fat!

Bonus: this recipe uses a big cast iron skillet, which I have.  I love to use my cast iron.

The recipe comes from Ezra Pound Cake and is an adaptation from a Barefoot Contessa recipe.  No wonder I was so drawn to it!  You can get the whole recipe here but the gist of it is this:

Take some garlic, dijon and thyme and schmear it all over the pork loin.  While that’s resting, cut up your veggies and start cooking them in the cast iron pan.  After those have cooked for a bit, add the pork loin on top and finish in the oven for about 45 minutes.  As Ina says, “How easy was that?!”

I’ve got a lot on my plate this weekend but I’m going to enjoy every minute of it!  Have a great weekend friends!

PS:  If you haven’t popped over to the home page lately be sure to go look at the new design bits!

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Because I was only home one night this week...

Because the pile of to-do's on my calendar has spilled over onto next year...

Because LeiLani kept me up til 11:30pm last night...

...all you get is the link to what looks to be an amazing recipe from Week of Menus.  Please try it.  Then come over and make it for me.

Because I'm too busy to cook.  Or eat.  Or sleep.