Christmas Lunch

This year I was on my own for preparing my Christmas meal.

The last time I went to the grocery store I picked up some items for my feast. I decided that since I had Turkey for Thanksgiving I would try to cook a pork loin for Christmas.

Christmas lunch, pork loin, potatoes, salad, tea, bread, cornI picked up a small pork loin and had marinated it overnight with miso. I then quartered the potatoes and put them all in the pan. The picture is from before adding an additional miso infused liquid.

I knew that the cooking time for the potatoes was longer than for the pork so did pre-cook them in the microwave. However, they still needed some additional time after the pork was done. Perhaps next time I will use softer potatoes.

Christmas lunch, pork loin, potatoes, salad, tea, bread, cornThe pork loin came out looking very good and was cooked to the right temperature.

Christmas lunch, pork loin, potatoes, salad, tea, bread, cornWhile the potatoes were finishing cooking I put together my salad. It was pretty simple with Sunflower Nuts, Craisins (have to have cranberries during the holidays) and of course some Dorothy Lynch dressing. Thanks to my sister for sending me the dressing. They don’t have it in the stores here in California.

Christmas lunch, pork loin, potatoes, salad, tea, bread, cornWith the convection oven now free I was able to cook the corn while setting the table. I also brewed some good Taiwanese High Mountain oolong tea to go along with iced tea.

Christmas lunch, pork loin, potatoes, salad, tea, bread, cornI soon had my plate made up and was ready to eat after giving thanks for the many blessings we have received. Especially the great spiritual blessing that was given to all of us long ago.

I really enjoyed the good meal and now I have leftovers that will last almost the rest of the year.

Did you have a good Christmas meal?

Steven

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