Today is my husband's first day back at work, and settling in to a peaceful time at home-- all by myself. If it was raining, I'd be more inclined to bake bread and soup, and to have a cozy fire where I could curl up and enjoy a quiet lunch at home. Instead, I'm feeling guilty for now being outside, enjoying the warm weather!
Sear each piece of seasoned pork tenderloin chunks (dried well with a paper towel). Set aside.
I wanted to make mashed potatoes, but I thought it would be nice to add some of the apple garnish into the potatoes. After cooking some Yukon Gold potatoes (about 6 small), I ran them through a food mill..
I had roasted a head of garlic, so I added about half of it into the potatoes...
Dinner is served-- in about 40 minutes.
VERDICT: I love a good stew, and this is a nice change from a more traditional beef stew. The sauce could have been a little thicker, but I'll simply add a bit more flour next time. The apple cider and sherry adds a lovely depth of flavor, and the crunch of the apple is really good with the pork. Yes, I'd make this again. All I need is that much needed rain and a roaring fire.
A printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post.