Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pork Tenderloin and Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes

4 baked potatoes
splash of milk
shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream
salt, pepper
olive oil

Poke holes in the baked potato and cover with olive oil and cracked salt.  Bake in oven for an hour, turning once.  While in the oven, cook bacon and let cool.  Remove from oven and let cool a little.  Cut open lengthwise and scoop out the inside of the potato into a big bowl.  Add sour cream, cheese, milk, and small pieces of bacon to the bowl.  Stir together- add salt and pepper to taste.  Scoop the mixture back into the potato skins and put back in oven for 20-40 minutes... depends on how hot your oven is and how done you like your twice baked potatoes.

Matt loves these.. I usually make up a bunch and freeze some.

Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin or pork chops
balsalmic vinegar
salt, pepper
olive oil
minced garlic

Sometimes I add some brown sugar or soy sauce to my mixture too.

Combine ingredients and put in large bag- marinate for a few hours or overnight.  Sear pork tenderloin on all sides.  Then, wrap pork and left over marinade in foil.  Wrap twice in foil to prevent the marinate from leaking out.  Put in 400 degree oven for a half hour or until the internal temperature is at least 160.  Remove from oven and let rest.  Slice pork and serve with twice bakes potatoes and a salad with a light vinaigrette.  Yum!!

I made this when my in-laws came over for dinner the other night and it was a success!  The apple crisp with ice cream I served for dessert was a big hit as well!  Great fall meal :)

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