I was quite anxious to clean out my freezer today. I knew I had a pork roast, some leftover baguette and sandwich rolls, and a bag of sauerkraut. Let's just say Rob was less than thrilled when he realized what we were having for dinner! He said, "why are we eating this when we'll be eating Thanksgiving dinner in a month? All we need is a pumpkin pie". The funny thing was, I had one cooling in the refrigerator! :) Don't worry, I quickly informed him pork and sauerkraut is quite different from turkey, and that he was an ungrateful wretch!
We usually enjoy pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day (it's supposed to bring good luck, if you believe in that kind of thing...I don't). We also love "stuffing balls". Our middle daughter, we call her our carbivore, goes crazy for them! I also made mashed potatoes and gravy.
Needless to say, I was a little tired from cooking (and running 9mi today) and when my son reminded me he needed brownies for school....I (gulp) bought my first box of brownie mix!!! Amazing how the Lord humbles us!
Pork and Sauerkraut
bone-in pork roast
bag of sauerkraut
2 apples, sliced
Sprinkle pork roast with salt and pepper. Put an inch of water in pan with pork roast. Bake, covered, for 2 hrs at 350 degrees. Add sauerkraut and apples, recover, and bake for an additional 1 hr.
serve with mashed potatoes and gravy
1 medium loaf of white bread, cut into small cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
1 1/2 sticks butter
2 stalks of celery
1/2 cup warmed milk
1. Saute onion and celery in butter.
2. Combine remaining ingredients and mix well with hands.
3. Form into "balls", place into a baking pan and cover with foil.
4. Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, then uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes.