You know that I love pork loin. Its so easy to make, you can put it on before you leave for work or shopping and it will be waiting on you when you get home. That’s one less thing to worry about.

Spinach Salad
Maple Glazed Pork Loin with Tomato & Pine Nut Relish
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Peas & Baby Carrots
Rolls and Butter
*Baked Apples

Maple Glazed Pork Loin

1 (5 pound) pork loin roast
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup light maple flavored pancake syrup
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup brown sugar

Place the roast into a large resealable bag. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, vinegar, pancake syrup, cornstarch and brown sugar. Pour into the bag with the roast. Seal, and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Then bake the as per my Easy Pork Loin directions, making sure that the Butcher cuts the loin in half lengthwise for you.  Its done when its internal temperature is at least 150 degrees F (65 degrees C) when taken with a meat thermometer.

Pine Nut Relish

1/2 cup (generous) chopped dried apricots (about 3 ounces)
1/3 cup chopped white onion
3 tablespoons finely chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
2 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
2 teaspoons chopped jalapeño chili with seeds

2/3 cup chopped seeded plum tomatoes
3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Combine first 6 ingredients in medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Add tomatoes, pine nuts and cilantro to apricot mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.) Serve along

*Baked Apples – stuffed with raisins, walnuts and brown sugar.

I do not regret one moment of my life. ~ Lillie Langtry