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!)
LOVE the idea!ReplyDelete
Great idea...I will be there!ReplyDelete
I think it is a fantastic idea and I love your recipe!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great idea! I'm always looking for new, fast, easy recipes for weeknights! I would love to participate, and I think it would be really cool to see what other women are making! The tenderloin looks delicious, by the way!ReplyDelete
I would definitely be interested in this. I usually try to have 2 new-to-us meals on our menu each week. I also needed one more meal for my menu for next week and I am adding the Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I think it's a great idea! Deciding on what to make is the hardest part, as far as I'm concerned. Just make sure there are no more than 3 ingredients and takes no longer than 30 minutes. I'm lazy like that.ReplyDelete
Great idea! I'd contribute...and copy the recipes!ReplyDelete
Mmmm...sounds good to me. I need to be able to make dinner in 30 min. or less with a baby on the hip and a 3 year old underfoot so I'm ALL for this!! :)ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great idea! I would participate! CarlaReplyDelete
i think it is a wonderful idea. I am always looking for new dinner recipes.ReplyDelete
I just happen to have a pork tenderloin in the freezer and was wanting to do something different than usual with it. We'll be trying this recipe this weekend!ReplyDelete
Yes, I'd love this series!!! I won't be much of a contributor, but I'll certainly be looking for something to cook!
Love it and would read it. By the way, I made your chocolate chip pumpkin muffins and everyone LOVED them. I even made mini loaves for christmas presents. I will be looking forward to what you will post and will try to participate.ReplyDelete
I love this idea. The recipe you posted sounds yummy! I'll try this one for sure!ReplyDelete
Yes! I need easy, yummy, normal recipes!! I am tired of everything I cook! Your pork sounds delicious. I will try it soon! Do the series! It's a great idea.ReplyDelete
you had me at bacon (which i too wouldn't eat, but oh i would want to).ReplyDelete
i think dinner for real is a good idea.
I think it's such a great idea!! We are an eat-at-home together family, and I am always struggling to come up with something simple enough that everyone likes and does not require three hours in the kitchen!! Wonderful idea!ReplyDelete
YES!!!!! I was actually thinking about that the other day. I love to read recipes, but I like "doable" ones that I know my family will enjoy. I think this sounds like fun, Richella! :)ReplyDelete
YES! I love the idea! If you do it, thank you for helping all of us out that just want to do the REAL thing!! xoReplyDelete
I LOVE this idea! Weeknight dinners are always such a challange for me. I have plenty of tried & true recipies that I use all the time but it would be so nice to mix it up a little bit! :-)ReplyDelete
YES! YES! YES! I love the idea :)ReplyDelete
Oh I LOVE it!! :) I read cookbook as novels, too! Thank you for bringing some tried-n-true dishes to my family's table every Tuesday! :)ReplyDelete
Great idea....and I love the recipe! I may just try it tonight. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Great idea and I love the recipe! I may just try it tonight!ReplyDelete
Great idea - we all need that info!ReplyDelete
This is such a good idea. Thanks!ReplyDelete
This is great...I also have a friend Tara from 'between you & me' that posts on Mondays. We all need all the help we can get...I feel like I make the same 6 meals over and over again! Check out Tara too http://tarahlowry.blogspot.com/2011/02/meals-on-monday.htmlReplyDelete
YES! Do it! I love the idea and look forward to it!ReplyDelete
I'd read it!ReplyDelete
I would most definitely read and contribute. My hub is SO picky and since we are expecting our first child this spring he is going to have to learn to try some new things. My daughter is not going to exist on meat and cereal :) Anyway a long note to say: Yes please!ReplyDelete
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I like the idea. Actually, I got your bacon-wrapped tenderloin recipe months ago and it is a hit in my house! I serve it with crunchy broccoli slaw and it's one of my hubby's fave meals!ReplyDelete
For sure Richella! :) Sounds like a great idea, and i would LOVE to participate definately. :)ReplyDelete
Love the idea. The pork tenderloin - had me drooling.ReplyDelete
I love your idea!!!! I struggle with the "what's for dinner?" question each day! Sign me up! By the way, I think your blog is awesome!!ReplyDelete
LOVE the idea!! Kim B.ReplyDelete
That looks delish! I would totally eat the bacon. Love bacon! I've never actually cooked a pork tenderloin in the oven. I've only grilled them.ReplyDelete
I loooooove this idea. I have four kids, none of whom do exotic food.
i would like dinner for real :) share a tried & true recipe? or make up your own? either or? cuz i love a good cookbook, too... more details!!!ReplyDelete
Oh yes! It's a great idea. I know you would have a lot of input with this idea! Go for it!ReplyDelete
Yes, please! Love this idea.ReplyDelete
I love this idea Richella. I would most certainly participate:)ReplyDelete
I love the idea!!!! I'm in!ReplyDelete
This is a great idea for a new series. I definitely would be interested and would appreciate your dinner ideas.ReplyDelete
This pork tenderloin was a supper club hit thanks to you and is a dish that I know I'll make again and again.
It sounds wonderful Richella! I would also love to try some new recipes. :)ReplyDelete
Tuesdays? I'll be here!ReplyDelete
Yes, it definitely sounds like something I'd be interesetd in. I get tired of the same old meals every week! I try to swap it up a bit, but some new recipes would be refreshing!ReplyDelete
Have you made this dish in a crock pot as well? I put pork loins in the CP all the time, but I've never thought about wrapping bacon around it - sounds yummy! I'm gonna try that next time.
Hi cute Richella! I love this idea...I was seriously just thinking the other day I need some more "tried and true" dinner recipes, nothing weird! I think it's sounds fantastic. xxooReplyDelete
I'm definitely in! I have such a hard time figuring out what to fix for supper and get so tired of fixing the same thing week after week.ReplyDelete