Anyway, I normally rub my pork roasts with crushed garlic, fresh cracked pepper, thyme, cajun spice, and brown sugar. Sometimes a bit of mustard too. Well this time, I couldn't find my garlic press so I had to settle for dried (I know, I know) and I also kicked it up with liquid smoke and some Peach & Passionfruit fruit spread (which is AWESOME-- not like preserves at all, but just smooth and wonderful). I was NOT disappointed with the results.
To go with that some simple french-cut green beans with cracked pepper and butter, and also, sweet potatoes. I took a real sweet potato, not in a can, and sliced and cooked it on the stove with nutmeg, brown sugar, salt, a slight pinch of cinnamon, and a hint of pepper. Once soft and the water cooked off, I whipped them up in a large bowl with butter, more nutmeg, brown sugar, and a drizzle of half-n-half for creaminess. Then I baked them in a pan with marshmallows and pecans. Have to love side dishes that are more like desserts. ;)