I tried a whole pork loin roast from Mitchell's. All I did was salt and season with thyme and lay bay leaves on the roast while it cooked. It tasted better than Save On pork loins from the first bite. Paired with new potatoes and broccoli with a beurre blanc. Pan gravy from the roasting pan.
For the gravy I put a heaping teaspoon of flour in the roasting pan and a tablespoon or two of butter. I cooked that for a minute then slowly added a little milk till it was a good consistency. That was all it needed.
A little vegetable stock, water and lemon juice cooked up to heat the pan then taken off the heat to incorporate the butter. Adding the butter in 3 or 4 pieces makes it easier to emulsify it. Pour over broccoli.
This meal was a fitting end to a great year.