Not every Sunday equates to chicken, but Sundays gotta have something special. It’s the Lord’s Day after all. As Catholics, we don’t just attend Mass, the Mass is Celebrated. Life should be celebrated. I know, sometimes that’s a tall order. Sometimes there is so much pain and suffering you cannot help but wonder why.
I don’t have an answer. I don’t know why people do some of the things they do to one another. I don’t know why some struggle just to put food on the table and others have no table at all. I do know that whatever the circumstances you can choose to rise up with joy or wallow in sorrow. It’s not easy. Often we need help. Believe me, I know. The illness of depression is something I have lived with my entire life. It’s in my genes, and goes back generations. There are times when I really don’t want to get up in the morning. But then I realize I am loved. God made me. I have a purpose. And a light.
So I celebrate this day and every day. Together, we can make it count.
Rosemary Pork Roast with Carrots
Cooking Spray as needed
2 lb boneless Pork Roast Loin
2 teaspoons dried Crushed Rosemary, divided
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 lb Petite Baby Carrots
1 large sweet Yellow Onion
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
Heat oven to 400-degrees F. Spray 15-inch by 10-inch by 1-inch rimmed pan with cooking spray. Remove fat from pork. Spray pork with cooking spray, set aside.
Mix 1 teaspoon of the crushed rosemary with 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Sprinkle seasoning over the pork roast. Place roast in the center of pan.
Place baby carrots in large bowl, set aside.
Peel onion, cut into 16 thin wedged. Add onions to the carrots, toss with garlic powder, the remaining teaspoon rosemary and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Arrange vegetable mixture around pork; spray vegetables with cooking spray.
Roast uncovered 1 hour to 1-1/4 hours or until meat thermometer inserted into center of pork reads 155-degrees F and vegetables are tender. Remove from heat; cover with foil and let stand 10 minutes. Slice pork; serve with vegetables. Mashed potatoes make a nice additional side.