As fall starts to show her colors and the crisp weather brings our family indoors to dine, my taste buds start to crave more hearty, rustic meals. I want dishes that burst with flavor but fit easily into my hectic daily routine of work, school and taxiing kids to sports.
Amid the daily grind of homework, permission slips and wondering WHERE ON EARTH all the clean socks have gone, I hope to nourish my family, equip my children with some basic kitchen skills and hospitality that include others in our home.
Last night, we had friends over for supper and I put Balsamic Maple and Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin, my slow cooker and my 5-year-old daughter to work. This was the perfect dish to help her gain confidence in the kitchen and as our guests ate, they raved about the flavorful pork. My daughter beamed with pride as I told our friends that all compliments should go to her and not me!
This meal will fill your hustling and bustling home with a savory smell that denotes effort and care, but is so simple that even a 5-year-old can prepare it all by herself! Maybe you can give it a try tonight.