I'm betting I'm not the only person in the world who likes to read cookbooks as if they were novels. Or who loves to collect recipes for yummy things like appetizers and elaborate desserts. Give me an ingredient list that includes sour cream or cream cheese, and I'm a happy girl.
But while I LIKE to read recipes for yummy foods that I'll make only a few times a year, what I NEED to read are recipes for what to fix for dinner. Just for my family. On any given Tuesday.
I've been thinking, "I wish somebody would post recipes for good, dependable, weeknight meals--dishes that are picky-eater tested and that don't require exotic ingredients. Just plain old normal food." And then it occurred to me that--well, what do you know?--I am somebody. I could do it!
So I'm proposing a new series: Dinner for Real. Every Tuesday.
What do you think? Would you read it? Would you want to contribute to it? Would you want an occasional linky party for it?
I'll go first by reprising the recipe one of our favorite foods, something that's good enough for company but also simple enough for every day.
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin1 pork tenderloin1 teaspoon, more or less, steak seasoning such as McCormick's Montreal Steak Seasoning(Note: I don't actually measure; I just sprinkle it all over.)Bacon slicesPreheat oven to 425 degrees. Sprinkle seasoning over pork.Wrap in bacon and secure with toothpicks.Place pork on lightly greased wire rack in an aluminum foil-lined roasting pan. Bake at 425 for 25 minutes. Then broil about 5 minutes or until bacon is crisp. (Pork is ready when meat thermometer registers 155 degrees. Do not overcook!)