Friday, November 11, 2011

Sweet Balsalmic Pork Loin


Pretty sweet day!

So many exciting things today.  Harry Potter Part 2 comes out and oh my the weddings taking place today--I don't know how they can compare to the Harry Potter but hey...!

I just want to give a shout out to my hubby, not only did he arrange this photo shoot (bless his little heart--I had come in from the back room and he had gotten it out of the crockpot, arranged it in the dish, poured the sauce over it, and then set it out so I could take a picture!), he is being the dad, mom, chauffeur, cook, cleaner, and provider today.

I am off to cabin with some lady friends for a "girls weekend".  We stay up ridiculously late watching 80's and 90's flicks, eat too much fun, and laugh like crazy.  Sounds perfect doesn't it!

Anyways, he is holding down the fort and is amazing!

This pork was also amazing.  I love the simplicity of throwing it in the crockpot and wallah!....deliciousness.  We all loved this pork, including the picky child, and it's is perfect for an easy, fast, go-to, yummy meal.

Sweet Balsalmic Pork Loin

2 pound boneless pork loin roast, trimmed of large fat pockets
1 tsp. ground sage
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 clove garlic, finely minced or crushed
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. brown sugar, light or dark
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
1/2 c. water
2 Tbsp. soy sauce

1.  In a small bowl, combine the sage, salt, pepper and garlic. Rub the spices all over the roast. Place the pork roast in the slow cooker and pour in the 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Near the end of the cooking time for the roast, combine the ingredients for the glaze in a small saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce and let the mixture simmer, stirring occasionally, until it thickens.

2.  Remove the pork from the slow cooker, shred and place on a platter or plate. Drizzle the glaze over the pork and serve.  Enjoy!

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