There are times when even I impress myself.
This morning, after a lazy start with coffee, newspapers
watching the snow fall outside,
I thought..."I'm tired of my own recipes...time for something new!"
and troll through the recipes.
When this caught my eye, or more specifically, tastebuds.
I was seduced by the notion of
pork tenderloin, with shallots and winter pears in a pear nectar sauce.
Add to that baby spinach sauteed with jalapeno peppers
and oven-roasted mini potatoes and hey presto...
So, donning winter boots, beret and coat
with husband in tow to do the toting,
off we go...first to the wine store for a local cab sav and a
And then to our local grocer/meat store for the pork, spinach, pears and pear nectar (please let them carry this!).
I have all of the other ingredients at home.
This is one of the easiest, prettiest, most enjoyable meals
I have prepared in a long time.
I fully intended taking photos of the completed meal,
but you know how it goes...the candles are lit,
the music is playing, the wine is poured...
time for a photo?...ah...no!
But do give it a try...it was wonderful!
As my mentor would say (God rest her beautiful soul):