I'm southern, and of course I'm used to cooking pork roast, hoppin' john, collard greens and cornbread for new year's. This year I'm cooking for our big melded family - my brother and I (expats from Georgia living in Cleveland), his fiance from Michigan, and all the kids (9 of them, ages 6 - 16).
My future sister-in-law (who I adore) has told me that pork and sauerkraut was her family's lucky new year's tradition she grew up with. Her mom and dad both passed away last year, so of COURSE I want to make her ANYTHING that makes her, if not happy, then at least a little bit feeling cared and loved.
I've had yucky pork and sauerkraut, the roast being embedded in a pool of canned sauerkraut, sprinkled with salt and pepper, a little apple added. Bland, dry, and blah.
Any ideas how to make this delicious? I've searched the interwebs and haven't found anything useful. Maybe brining the roast and cooking it separately?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! (OH, and happy new year!)