I know this is a traditional meal for New Year's Day here in the
USA, but I've never made it! My future daughter-in-law, who happens to
love it, was talking about it a few days ago, so I thought I'd give it a try.
I looked online and found a recipe for Lancaster, PA Pork and
Kraut, which just happens to be right where she lives!
I changed a few things and came up with this....
Pork and Kraut
I browned a 4 lb tenderloin in olive oil, removed from heat and
rubbed with salt, pepper, and minced garlic.
Then I layered on a sliced onion, two sliced and peeled apples,
a can of kraut and 4 T brown sugar.
Cover and roast at 250 for 4-5 hours.
(I think next time I won't cover it since there
was so much liquid, and put the pork on top
of all the layers.)
And I hear it's some kind of sacrilege to serve without mashed
potatoes, so of course, we happily followed along!
Yum! It was delicious and the pork was so tender!
Do you have a traditional meal on New Year's Day?
Would you believe I slept until 11:30 this morning?
This hostess was tired from the whole month of December.
Not to mention someone's snoring kept me up until around 3. ha.
And when I finally did get up, The Mister had taken down
the Christmas tree! Glad I missed that chore! ha ha.