Tonight we're had dinner at home. I picked up a pork loin from Costco this past weekend and it was time to cook it - well, half of it anyway since it's massive. I'll freeze the rest. One of the reasons I love going to Costco so much is the quality of the meats (and the prices compared to everywhere else around here). Along with the pork loin we're going to steam a gorgeous bunch of broccoli we got at the Red Hook Fairway and Mick's making spiced apples from some that we picked when we went apple picking a few weeks back. We thought about scalloped potatoes or a fancy rice dish to go along with it, but settled for plain white rice in the rice cooker.
To cook the pork loin I took out my handy dandy rotisserie oven. I grabbed this a while back from Bed, Bath & Beyond, and we use it once or twice a month for things like chickens, fish filets, or pork loins like this one. It's fun and easy and works really well.
For the spiced apples, Mick just cored them and cut them in to smallish chunks that she threw in a pot with a little bit of water (only 2-3 tablespoons), some sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir it all in and then simmer over low low heat until they're soft- about 20 minutes.
The broccoli, I just steamed, and the rice was made in a basic rice cooker.
The wine was a white Bordeaux we got from Thirst, Chateau Ducasse Bordeaux 2006, which pairs well with both the pork and the apples.