I decided almost at the last minute that I wanted to make a special meal for Christmas Eve dinner. I sent David to the store to "pick up some delicious meat." He came home with three pounds of pork loin and I got to work finding a recipe I liked. I found this Fig-Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin recipe that I had most of the ingredients for. For the things I didn't have, I just improvised. The pear became an apple (I left the peel on). The stuffing mix became croutons and seasoning. The chicken broth became plain old water. The fig preserve became rehydrated figs simmered in a balsamic reduction. Plus I added some cooked quinoa for a little texture. The meal was complete with a side of sliced oranges. It was delicious. Come back tomorrow to see what was for dessert!
Hi. My name is Carley. I love to sew, craft, and create. As a Jane-of all-crafts so to speak, I enjoy sewing, writing, cooking, drawing, photographing. But the constant thread (if you'll excuse the pun) throughout my weeks is needle arts.