I have some friends who just had their first baby. He is quite a cutie and looks just like his daddy. I had told them before he was born that I wanted to make them dinner but I was going to wait a couple of weeks after he was born because her mom was going to be there the first week and his mom the next. When the time came, I didn't want to make a casserole because I feel like that's what is "typical" for a post-baby meal.
I decided on pork loin, roasted squash, cheese grits, biscuits, and pumpkin gooey butter cakes. It was a yummy meal (yes, I kept some for myself! :-) First up is the pork loin. The night before I made a marinade and put that and the pork in a large zip-loc bag and refrigerated overnight.
The next day I cooked it at 350 for about 1.5 hours (thought it was going to take 3...glad I checked!) and it was great. Matt kept raving about how moist it was. Come back soon for cheese grits ala the Barefoot Contessa!
Honey Marinated Pork Loin
1 pork loin
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup Worchestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic
Mix honey, W. sauce, garlic, onion flakes together. Add about 1/3 cup of water to thin the marinade slightly. Place pork loin in a gallon sized zip-loc bag and pour the marinade over the meat. Place in refrigerator overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Place loin and marinade in a baking dish and bake for about 1.5-3 hours (depending on size of loin - mine just fit in the gallon sized bag length wise) or until internal temperature is 150-155 degrees F. Enjoy!!