From the Kitchen : New Year’s Pork & Kraut

Pork Tenderloin, Mashed Potatoes and Sauerkraut with Apple

I cannot recall having pork and sauerkraut for dinner on New Year’s, but it was a meal my husband grew up with. Family tradition. It’s good luck or something, right?

As a new wife, I was happy to incorporate new traditions and attempt my hand at this oddly delicious combination of foods. The problem? I’d never eaten it, let alone cooked it.

My first attempt was decent, considering. A bit soggy as it had cooked all day in the slow cooker. The second attempt? Far too sweet with the addition of apples, brown sugar and apple cider. This year? By George, I think I’ve got it.

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