What’s for Dinner – Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Last night I took two pork tenderloins and cut off all the fat and the silver skin, and put them in a freezer-sized ziplock bag with half a bottle of Ken’s Honey Teriyaki marinade. Since this is me talking, I couldn’t leave well enough alone and I added two sliced garlic cloves to it. I think I made the right decision.

Tonight I got home and put them in the roasting pan, dumping all the marinade in the bag on top of them, and adding a bit of water to the bottom of the pan. I gave them about a half hour at 375, turning them once. When they were done, I took them out, put the roasting pan on the stove, and added about half a cup of water and whisked up all the good bits to make a sort of “au jus” concoction.

I made Pioneer Woman’s “Crash Hot Potatoes” as a side and they were fantastic. They’ve quickly become one of our favorite starchy side dishes. They’re whole potatoes, boiled to tenderness and then crushed on a cookie sheet, brushed with oil and herbs, and baked in the oven until they’re crispy on top. Incredible.

That was our fancy Valentine’s Day dinner – no time to make dessert because I got home from work later than usual, but I got Cadbury mini-eggs as a present tonight so I’m eating those and all is well with the world.

Note: this is also my “thing” for February 14th, because who has time for crafts when love is in the air?

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