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A Sunday Dinner Recipe For a Busy Mom

Updated on August 5, 2020
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We live in a world that is so fast-paced until sometimes it’s hard for a busy mother to prepare nutritious meals for her family. Working mothers are so caught up in these tough, challenging times that they don’t have the time to make sure the kids take their vitamins and eat a healthy meal.

For most eating, Sunday dinner together is a big deal – it where the family all gathered together at the table and shared a meal and a conversation. However, the busyness of life has made Sunday dinner take a back seat to the plans, careers, and many female’s dreams.

Perhaps it will help for a working mother to learn an alternate way to make a tasty dish and gain simple ways to prepare a meal. The fast pace of today’s world can cause wreaking havoc on busy mothers’ family’s health. Therefore, she must know the basics of food safety because the steady diet of fast food is not healthy.

Because many mothers work long hours, it is not difficult to get stuck in a cycle of going out to eat almost every night. And on the weekend they can get caught up preparing the same Sunday’s meal.
For that woman who does nothing better than bringing her family together for a tasty meal. You might need a little help, so I’ve included an impressive choice to know how to prepare the perfect Sunday’s dinner. After cooking this tasty Sunday’s meals everyone will be stuffed, but they will be happy.

Whether you prepare dinner every Sunday or go out to drink on that day, it is whatever way you organize your family to eat a meal. However, if you are looking for that perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon getting prepared to cook the best Sunday’s dinner with the immediate family or with a host of friends; look at the receipt I am sharing, you’ll find tasty Sunday meals that are guaranteed to impress.

Cooking appliances play a significant role in preparing an excellent meal. So, make sure you have all the kitchen equipment you need and in the best working condition.

The cooking appliances need to be in the best shape because they work their hardest while preparing a meal, so take the time to make sure the oven and counter top are equipped for the hard work ahead. It is best to clean the oven by hand rather than running the self-cleaning function, running the self-cleaning function sometimes makes the stove runs scalding hot and throws off the temperature.

Three easy steps for meal preparation

Cooking can be so much easier for a mother after learning easy steps to meal preparation. Meal preparation can make all the difference in limited time. It can assist with food prep tips for quick and easy meal planning, Three easy steps for meal preparation.

1. First, make sure you invest in the best cooking appliances and food containers. To start your meal prep journey off right, you need reliable cooking appliances. You’ll want to purchase appliances that will help you cook in larger quantities. I want to recommend instant pot, it’s a great replacement and can replace up to nine kitchen appliances to save space. A crock pot is another excellent cooking appliance to have that will assist with the meal for a busy mother with limited time. The food container will come handy to store the leftover food and to take a meal on to go.

Roast Pork Loin with Carrots and Mustard Gravy

2. Before your first meal prep experience, you must choose days and times best for you to prepare a list to grocery shop and arrange meals ahead of time. After you pick up your favorite nutritious foods, make sure you have your meal plan set to start your meal prep journey. The three basics of meal prepping include:

  1. Planning your meals in advance

  2. Grocery shopping

  3. Actual meal preparation

3. Prep meals for the week. Write the meal that will be prepared each day. Also, take the time to put together two to three meals using the instant pot. After you finish cooking your meals into your handy cooker, refrigerate or freeze the meals. Pre-made meals can last two to three days in the fridge and longer in the freezer.

The roast pork loin is a tasty dish; dinner does not get any easier to prepare than a one-pan dish with limited ingredients. You will need a juicy pork loin, peels carrots, two tablespoons olive oil, two tablespoons all-purpose flour, and two tablespoons grainy mustard.

The high heat from the oven will concentrate the flavor of the carrots, baking them; making as sweet as honey. To quickly add to the plate for this elegant entrée, you can serve with a spinach salad or any salad of your choice. Also, it will be a good idea to invest in a thermometer to instant-read when the pork loin is ready.

Roast Pork Loin with Carrots and Mustard Gravy

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
Yields: serve 4 servings

Roast Pork Loin with Carrots and Mustard Gravy ingredients

  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled and halved lengthwise if large
  • 1/2 pound shallots, peeled and halved if large
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin roast
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons grainy mustard

Direction

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss carrots, shallots, and 1 tablespoon rosemary with 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper. Roast for 10 to 12 minutes. Meanwhile, season pork with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium. Add pork; cook, turning occasionally, until golden brown on all sides, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer pork to a plate, and reserve skillet. Remove baking sheet from oven; push vegetables to sides. Place pork in center; return sheet to oven. Roast, tossing vegetables occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of pork registers 145 degrees, 30 to 40 minutes. Loosely tent pork with foil. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing.
  2. While pork rests, pour off almost all of the fat from skillet. Add wine, and cook over medium-high, scraping up browned bits, until syrupy, 4 to 5 minutes. Add flour, and cook, whisking constantly, 30 seconds. Gradually add 1 cup water, whisking constantly. Add 1 tablespoon rosemary. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat. Whisk in mustard, and season gravy with salt and pepper. Serve pork with carrots and gravy.

Roast Pork Loin with Carrots and Mustard Gravy

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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 4
% Daily Value *
Fat 47 g72%
Saturated fat 18 g90%
Carbohydrates 3 g1%
Sugar 3 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 74 g148%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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