Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Warm Kitchen & a Delicious Dinner!

Oh, it certainly is invigorating here in Western Massachusetts!!! Hats, gloves or mittens, boots and warm coats are worn every time we step outside of our homes. During this chilly weather I use my oven to prepare dinner whenever possible. A warm kitchen in the winter is the best! Tonight’s scrumptious dinner required a preheated 425°F oven. Only one pan was needed, because Baked “Tempting Tenderloin” and Zesty Carrots shared a large cookie pan. With the addition of microwaved “baked” potatoes and fat free sour cream, dinner was easy to prepare and tasted so good!

For the two recipes above, click on the bolded words and you will find printable recipe cards. ;-)

Preparing dinner took little time. After getting the cookie pan ready, the Pork Tenderloin was rinsed in cold water and placed in the center of the pan. I placed two Bay Leaves under the Pork, drizzled the Olive Oil on top and topped it with about 1 tsp. of dried Rosemary leaves. The prepared Carrots were placed around the pork. Then, the meat (1 and 1/4 lbs.) and vegetables (1 lb.) were baked for 45 minutes in a
425°F oven.

We never have any Zesty Carrots left after dinner. However, the two extra slices of Tempting Tenderloin will be cut into pieces at lunchtime tomorrow and placed in a Rosemary Flavored Wrap along with taco cheese for my husband to devour.

Do you purchase Pork Tenderloin, as I do, when your grocery store has the Buy One Get One Special? There are many ways to prepare it and the recipe above is one method that results is a very tasty dinner!


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