Today's Recipes: Diane's Pork Tenderloin, 'Mexican' Rice, Sauteed Cabbage
Due to a recent sleep crisis (unfortunately, it's all of my own making), most of my days have been spent like this:
so I haven't had a lot of productive time...
We DID make it out for a few errands and some WONDERFUL frozen yogurt
this is serious stuff you guys.
Oh, and I wanted to share a few really basic recipes with you. My Dad's birthday was this week, and my Mama is having a birthday dinner party for a few friends this weekend. In an attempt to take a bit of the weekend burden off of her and also share quality time with her best friend in the whole world, I am having everyone over for dinner tomorrow! I love to do this, but was feeling stuck on menu ideas... so my genius husband reminded me that his sister loves her crockpot as much as I love mine! Done and done - dinner solved:
Diane's Foolproof Pork Tenderloin
place the pork tenderloin in the crockpot. add the beer. cook all day. eat when you get home.
I'm going to use Shiner Bock and a few garlic cloves! When it's ready, I'm going to serve the meat w/ fresh tortillas, cilantro and lime
Rachel's 'Mexican' Rice
Ro-Tel tomatoes w/ Chilis
I use my rice cooker, so the proportions are 1 to 1 1/2 (i.e.: 1 cup rice to 1 1/2 cups broth), but if you are not using a rice cooker, follow the directions on the rice bag, but use broth instead of water. Add in a can of tomatoes w/ chilis (or a can of tomatoes and a can of green chilis), throw in some cumin, and cook away!
Sauteed Red Cabbage
sliced fresh red cabbage
in a large skillet, combine all of the ingredients. the amounts of cardamom and ginger are up to you. start small then go big. I usually steam the cabbage until it is almost done, then sautee until the broth has evaporated - yum!
Well, I told you that these were easy recipes... not even recipes, really - more like guidelines... I am also going to combine a rinsed can of black beans with a can of corn and a can of Hatch green chilis and some butter. Then we are going to gorge ourselves like pig people, drink a lot of wine and laugh until we are tired.
Of course, no matter what recipes I use, I'll have PLENTY of help on the kitchen :-P