Sunday, May 21, 2017

Rainy Day Picnic at Ryerson Station

We enjoyed our Sunday afternoon picnic under a shelter, surrounded by sounds of a variety of birds and light rain.  Our menu today featured:

Pork Tenderloin with Spring Onion Sauce
Creamy Coleslaw
Cinnamon Apples
Chocolate Strawberry Cobbler

I've made the cobbler before.  Interesting that the juice from the berries combines with the dry cocoa to make a delightful sauce like chocolate syrup with less sugar! Since the onion sauce has a slight amount of sugar and the slaw as well, I eliminated any sugar in the apples and simply sauteed 2 apples in 2 tablespoons Earth Balance Buttery Spread with cinnamon and nutmeg.


Pork Tenderloin with Spring Onion Sauce

(Serves 4-6)

Press minced garlic into top of pork tenderloin.  Place in instant pot.  Surround with wine, juice, seasonings and vinegar.  Lock lid in place.  Place timer on 45 minutes.
1 (1 pound) pork tenderloin
6 cloves garlic, minced
1-6 ounce bottle White Zinfandel
1-6 ounce bottle apple juice
1 bay leaf
3/4 teaspoon low sodium beef base
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Slice thinly and store in refrigerator in cooking liquid.

Bring broth and onions to a simmer on stove top.  Cook until most of broth is evaporated.  Stir in vinegar and jelly.  Serve on top sliced pork loin.
1 bunch spring onions, diced (include green)
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 packet apple jelly
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Our picnic today was at Ryerson Station (Pa.) State Park near Wind Ridge.  There are hiking trails, fishing, camping and a beautiful (free) swimming pool.



No comments:

Post a Comment