Folks, I’ve been head chef at the House of Damron for dam’near 16 years. In that time I’ve birthed three punks who cannot seem to work enough pork products into their diets: pork tenderloin, baby backs, bacon, and breakfast sausage – there ain’t a kid under this roof who doesn’t like the other white meat. But chops? No thanks. Pork chops are the ugly redheaded stepchild at our dinner table – and I wish it weren’t so, believe me. So versatile, readily available, so cheap…they should be my old standby, for Pete’s sake.
I would have loved to have brought you a brand-spankin’ new recipe today, but I still have company from Christmas. Company makes for a congested kitchen and writers block and although I’ve been to the grocery store too many times to count over the past week, we have absolutely nothing in the house to eat (how does this happen?). I give up. I’m abandoning ship. I don’t want to unload the dishwasher anymore. Before cabin fever drives us all batty, we’re setting off to do the Milwaukee thing — frogs and mummies are on display downtown, have you heard? I like to show my guests a good time, so that’s where we’re headed.
It’s “One Day Meat & Seafood Sale Eve”, and I’m on my way out to the garage to make room in my freezer. It has to be done. But before I go re-arrange the pizzas and dispose of petrified, long forgotten ice cream sandwiches (the sad, lonely flavors that no one likes), I’ve decided to pause and share a delicious pork tenderloin recipe with you.
Before I begin, here is today’s disclaimer:
This post is aimed directly at those who readers who are unequivocally in touch with their carnivorous, caveman, finger-lickin’ side. If this description does not apply to you, please direct your attention to the aisle path lights, which will guide you to the nearest exit. Keep in mind the nearest exit may be behind you.
Today is not your day.
I love the chicken and pork sandwich fillets you can get in the meat department now. I’ve tried both and am sold on this cut! They cook quickly and are a great option for an easy dinner on a busy night – or, haul all your goods to the ballpark and enjoy this sandwich next time you tailgate. Hopefully by that time the Brewer’s will have turned things around – as I write this they’ve lost their past seven games!
Dads out there, today’s blog is for YOU and your crew. This is the moment for you and your able-bodied crew to shine. To show Mom how you can band together and treat her to the best homemade Mother’s Day dinner EVER! I’ve planned a super easy and delicious menu for you guys to prepare on Sunday. You’ll get the glory of being King of the Grill, the kids will get to help out, and Moms everywhere will thank me that the kitchen didn’t get completely trashed in the process. You can’t go wrong!
You can blame me if you went to the Mequon store yesterday and couldn’t find any mangoes. It is I who is single-handedly plundering their stock of these delectable little gems. At 4/$5.00, I’ve been snapping them up left and right ever since they went on sale last Wednesday morning! They’re delicious in fruit salads, blended into protein shakes, and sliced up for after school snacks. I’m thinking I might freeze some too, if I can keep them around long enough!
Pork tenderloin is on special this week and that makes me happy. I know, it’s the little things in life, right? I love pork tenderloin. It’s one of the favorite meats served ‘round these parts. I’m forever trying to find different and exciting ways to jazz it up – I have an old standby (the Honey-Gingered recipe that can be found in the archive on your right), but if I made that ev’er single time pork tenderloin came on special, you’d all be ‘bout ready to string me up.
In keeping with my New Year’s resolution, I spent another afternoon sweating it out at the gym yesterday. I was in the final phase of a great workout, slogging through my third round of planks (HATE. THEM.). I was using the stopwatch feature on my phone to measure out the moment by moment torture of each miserable plank, when suddenly, said smart phone let me know that I had a new email waiting to be read.
Wow, did I ever fall off the wagon this weekend. Holy smokes!! And I was doing so well with eating light! Ever since last Monday! I was on something like, a four day healthy eating kick. Might not sound like much, but that’s quite a stretch for me, you understand. The Holidays were ugly, but I do mean that in the Best. Possible. Way.
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