Thursday, November 19, 2009

Johnny Appleseed Day

September 26th was Johnny Appleseed Day! We decided to celebrate by squeezing as many apples into dinner as we could. We had Pork Medallions with Goat Cheese and Apple Raisin Cinnamon Compote, sweet peas, green salad with apple vinaigrette and Appletinis! The pork dish was amazing, but the Appletinis were way to strong for me. If anyone has a good appletini recipe that doesn't taste like lighter fluid, please let me know!
The pork dish is one of those meals that sounds really hard and is impressive, but really is very easy to make. In a nutshell, you pan sear the pork then set it aside while you simmer the apple and raisins in the same pan with some stock. Once the the apples are cooked and the sauce has thickened, you plate it up and sprinkle the goat cheese on top. One pan dish and easy! I found the recipe on the Foodnetwork website and will definitely be making it again. Let me know if you try it and what you think.

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