Saturday night – 07/27/2013

Our menu this week is basically from Cook’s Illustrated. I decided that I wanted to grill some pork however I wasn’t sure how best to do it. Once I found a recipe I realized I didn’t have any idea what to make for sides so I trolled the site for ideas.

Grill-Roasted Pork Loin for Gas Grill with Sweet-and-Savory Rub
Curried Rice Salad with Cauliflower, Mango Peach, and Cashews
Spinach with Caramelized Onions, Pine Nuts, and Dried Apricots
Cherry Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil salad

Ted’s “Pricey” Brownies

There were 9 of us for dinner this week (8 adults; 1 child).

Sadly the pork loin didn’t come out quite as great as I hoped. It was a tad overcooked and the rub was a bit gritty. I’ll try it again at some point.

The rice dish was awesome. I substituted peach for the mango because the mangoes at the store looked rather blah and peaches are coming into season locally.

The spinach was a bit watery but tasty. I left out the pine nuts because we had cashews in the rice.

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