It didn’t go quite like I planned (whatever does?), but by some stroke of luck the party did go forward and was, dare I say it, a fun time. The weather was touch and go for a bit; I couldn’t believe it when the storm clouds rolled in only a half an hour before the party and the heavens started absolutely dumping water on our fun. We lost a couple of our guests to the rain, but a few hearty ones still showed up for a little Star Wars action. And as luck would have it, the sun did make an appearance a half hour after we arrived. We were even able to pull off some of the outdoor games. Nicholas had a fun time which is, of course, what mattered most. Here are a few shots from the event.
Darth Makes an appearance, khaki shorts and all
The Star Wars Cupcakes in all their Glory
The Birthday Boy Blowing out his Candles
After the birthday action concluded, we came home to a delicious marinated pork loin for dinner. I know I sound like a broken record, but this is another one of those meals that’s easy to make and delicious to eat. I guess when you’re a mom to three young boys your record is continuously broken. HA.
1 2 Pound Pork Roast
1/4 Cup of Soy Sauce
1/8 Cup of Olive Oil
1/8 Cup of Sherry Wine
1 Tbsp of Dijon Mustard
1/2 tsp of Oregano
1/2 tsp of Thyme
1/2 tsp of Ginger
2 Cloves of Garlic
Mix all your ingredients together (with the exception of the loin) to make your marinade.
Now throw your loin in the bowl and roll it around to get it good and covered in the marinade.
Cover your bowl up and marinate your loin in the fridge for at least an hour. When you’re ready to cook your loin, throw it in the oven at 350 degrees for around one hour or until your roast reaches an internal temperature of 150 degrees.
Once it’s done, pull it out, slice it up and enjoy your spoils.
Marinated Pork Loin
Yield: 1 2 Pound Pork Roast (about 4 .5 pd servings)
Total Time: 2 hour 30 min
1 2 Pound Pork Roast
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
1/8 Cup Olive Oil
1/8 Cup Sherry Wine
1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1/2 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp Thyme
1/2 tsp Ginger
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
Mix all the ingredients together with the exception of the loin.
Add the loin and cover it thoroughly with the marinade.
Cover and let sit in the fridge for an hour or longer.
Place it into the oven at 350 degrees until the temperature reaches 145 degrees.
Tent for 3 minutes with foil and let rest.
Slice and serve.
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Miel Abeille says
Yum! That pork roast really does look delicious! And easy enough that I might actually be able to pull one off. I'll let you know how it goes.
Have a great Monday, Julie!
I sense a disturbance in the FORCE…why is my light saber so thick!!!
Nice cupcakes and delicious pork. Looks like you guys had a fun time 🙂
Those cupcakes are so cool! I love star wars! If you go to William Sonoma, they have star wars cookie cutters and pancake molds now!
Love the khaki shorts and ghetto pool noodle light saber! Awesome.
Please share your tomato and cucumber salad. How did you dress it?
What a great birthday! The pork looks delicious!
Ma What's 4 dinner says
So funny, I have a pork roast in the fridge waiting for marinade as we speak! Love the Star Trek party. Too cool.
Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner
Betty, I posted the recipe in an earlier blog post here: http://www.mommiecooks.com/2010/03/dont-be-blue-cheese-turkey-burgers-with.html
It's basically just some lemon juice, a spritz of olive oil and some salt and pepper. Delicious!
Alex – Girl, I know you know that Star Wars and Star Trek aren't even on the same planet as each other. You need to pull out the light saber and find your force again!
It looks like the party was more than a success…your pictures were adorable, and I only wish I could have had one of those star wars cupcakes!
5 Star Foodie says
What a fun birthday party! The cupcakes look terrific and so cute! And the pork loin sounds awesome!
Unplanned Cooking says
That would be my boys' dream birthday party. They are obsessed with Star Wars. Love it!