With DH’s job, his schedule is all over the board. This week, we had our family dinner (tablecloth, Blue Willow) on a Tuesday. worst day of the week for me, but thanks to an awesome boss, I was able to make it work.

On the menu, pork roast with oven fries, and kale with red onion. To make the roast, I puréed garlic clove, rosemary, salt and pepper in a little olive oil, to make a loose paste. Then I injected it in about 6 or 8 places and rubbed the rest onto the top. It looked like this:

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Then, since I have nothing that fits in my roaster, to hold the roast off the bottom, I improvised. That’s how a farming wife rolls.

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The roast sits perfectly on the canning jar lids, and they wash up easily. Here it is ready to roast. I like to let it sit for 30 minutes before placing in the hot oven.

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After it became all yummy and browned, it looked much nicer.

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The sides were lovely as well, and they are recipes for another day.

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