waiting for fall
Oh, how I wish these damp, humid days left with the last day of summer.
I’m ready to start cooking heartier meals, more comfort food to be eaten on cool evenings. As we haven’t quite gotten their yet, I found a delicious recipe in my files for pork tenderloin that came together quite easily and was full of flavor. The recipe, roasted honey soy pork tenderloin, is from the Williams-Sonoma website and has a prep time of 10 minutes; cook time 30 minutes. I keep some Asian cooking items on hand such as sesame oil, soy, rice wine and, fortunately, also had some hoisin sauce in the refrigerator, all which were needed for this recipe.
If you need to have supper on the table in short order, the recipe says you can marinate the pork for just 15 minutes at room temperature. Although I had planned the pork tenderloin for dinner on Friday, a last minute change in plans had me cooking the pork on Saturday. The result was a moist, delicious, flavorful infused pork tenderloin. Make sure you use a meat thermometer to test for doneness. This pork is cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees at its thickest part in order to maintain a pink and juicy center. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this dish. Pork is a versatile cut of meat that does well with either dry rubs or marinades. You can usually purchase family packs of pork tenderloin at WEgmans for $2.99/lb. I purchased this pork tenderloin last week at ShopRite while it was on sale for $2.99/lb.
To go along with the pork, I made a side of brown rice and broccoli rabe. An unusual choice with the broccoli rabe, but actually the bitter taste of the broccoli played well off the pork. Last week ShopRite had it on sale for $0.99/lb. and this week Foodtown also has it for the same price. It’s the perfect time to prepare this side dish while the price is so reasonable.
It pays to review the weekly food flyers. I also have both the Wegmans and Whole Foods app. Wegmans loads online coupons through their app and the variety of coupons covers both food and household items. Whole Foods posts weekly sales items every Wednesday morning. If you are an Amazon Prime Member, you may be entitled to additional weekly sales perks. Foodtown sales start every Thursday. I careful peruse the sales flyers and base my weekly meals on the sales.
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A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.