There are many foods eaten on New Year’s Day that represent good luck to those who eat them. In certain parts of the country, Black Eyed Peas, Greens, and Cornbread: Pennies, Dollars, and Gold, grace many tables. Others eat Fish for Abudance, Noodles for Longevity or Rice for Fertility and Wealth.
- In our home we eat pork with sauerkraut, for progress forward in the new year and we eat 12 grapes for good luck every month of the new year.
- Many years ago, our friend, Doug, was having financial difficulties. That year we delivered our New Year’s dinner to him and his family. His luck turned in a significant way. He became such a believer that when we were in a heartbreaking situtation, he delivered the same dinner to us.
- I can’t guarantee that eating my pork and sauerkraut will give you good luck in 2022, but I can guarantee that you will enjoy your New Year’s Day dinner.
Bone Pork Loin Roast – 4 to 6 lbs.
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- rough ground dijon mustard
- fig jam
- Let the pork roast come to room temperature. Cover the roast with olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- In a bowl make a moist combination of panko, olive oil, mustard and fig jam. Cover the top of the roast with the panko crust.
- ROASTING –
- Let the roast come to room temperature for about 30 minutes.
- Roast at high temp 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes (30 minutes for roasts larger than 10 pounds)
- Reduce oven temp to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and cook approximately 15 minutes per pound till the desired doneness.
- Cook meat uncovered in your roasting pan
- Always roast fat side up
- Use a meat thermometer to make sure the roast is at the temperature you desire. Remember your roast will increase in temperature approximately 10 degrees after removing from oven.
- Medium Rare 145 degrees F; Well Done 160 degrees F.
- 1 32 ounce bag of Kissling’s sauerkraut
- 1 apple
- 1/2 onion
- 1/3 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 bottle dry white wine
- 1/2 stick of butter
- Drain and rine the sauerkraut
- Chop the onion and apple
- Melt the butter in a large oven proof pan
- Saute the onion and apple in the butter for a few minutes
- Add the sauerkaraut to the pan and saute for a few minutes
- Add the brown sugar and the wine
- Bake at 350 until the wine has evaporated and sauerkraut is brown on top
Wishing for you all a new year filled with many opportunites to share delicious food with your friends and family.