Yup, it is Food Star Friday again. Where does the time go? I know they say that as we get older time moves faster but geezzzz I think I need a seat belt!
Today’s recipe is from Ina Garten. I have to admit, I am not usually a huge Ina Garten fan. Not because I don’t like her but because she makes things that are more expensive and labor intensive. I am not afraid to say that I like things simple, cheap, and easy. But this roast looked so yummy and I love roasted veggies, so she won over my vote for this Food Star Friday’s recipe post.
I will tell you that the paste that you make to rub on the pork is not that appealing visually so once I got it on the roast I was kinda like hhmmmmmm. But I trusted in the flavors so I got on with the process of prepping the veggies and getting them in to roast. Carrots, potatoes, fennel, and onions yummmmm I love just about any kind of vegetable roasted. I almost had to fight Kevin for the roasted fennel once he tasted it!
I stuck pretty close to the recipe on this one. The only thing I did was add a little touch of olive oil to the mustard paste for the outside of the roast just to get it to blend in my food processor better. It also helped it to spread on the pork roast. Really this recipe is quite simple, which is probably subconsciously one of the reasons I chose it.
Kevin and I were the only ones eating but we both gave it two thumbs up. It was so good we ate the leftovers the next day! This is one I will be keeping. It is nice enough for entertaining, but easy enough for everyday cooking.
I really wish my photography was better. Bear with me gang I am hoping to get a new camera as soon as possible!