Hi and thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Tina, I am 42 years old and married to a wonderful man named Robert. I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area with my husband and our two pugs, Koko and Lucy and a special kitty, named Trixie.

I am of Italian decent and love to cook not just for my family but for everyone! I have a lot of weeknight dinner guest and try to keep it casual but delicious! My Mom passed away a few years ago and was my great teacher.

In 2012 I have changed the way I eat. A real lifestyle change to be healthier, eat a nutrient dense diet and remove all processed foods, refined flours and sugars from our diet. I do cook a lot healthier than my Mom did and do a lot more vegetarian meals, poultry and fish. I'm trying to find a way to keep the traditions of family, friends and good food in my house always.

I plan to post my weekly menus, update with new recipes, health information and articles and how to eat mostly organic in an economical way. I will also periodically post personal updates of my journey to regain health and hope.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Grilling in January!

We've been having unseasonably warm weather here in Cleveland, a balmy 50 degrees here today. So we decided to take advantage and use our new grill again. Tonight I made grilled pork tenderloin, roasted red skinned potatoes and steamed Brussels sprouts. A very basic meal, but a good and easy one for a busy weekend. I didn't have any of my usual ingredients to marinate pork and we had just had teriyaki the other day so I decided to wing a marinade.Tina's Tenderloin
2 - 1 lb. pork tenderloins
1 bottle of beer (I used Great Lakes Brewery Edmond Fitzgerald)
1 Package of Onion Soup Dry Mix
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp. dried rosemary
1 tsp. black pepper
1) Mix all ingredients in a zip lock bag and marinate for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.

2) Grill on medium low for about 20-30 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 160 degrees in the center.

Served with Steam Fresh Brussels Sprouts (the best things ever) and Roasted Red Rosemary Skinned Potatoes.


Ally said...

The pork looks great!

MrsPresley said...

the marinade sounds delicious!