Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Few Dinner Recipes

My sister-in-law passed on these 2 dinner recipes. I'll definitely be giving them a try after the holiday craziness!

Marinated Pork Tenderloin - 4 Servings
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sherry
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 2 (3/4 pound) pork tenderloins
  1. Place soy sauce, brown sugar, sherry, dried onion, cinnamon, olive oil, and a touch of garlic powder in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal, and shake to mix. Place pork in bag with marinade, seal, and refrigerate for 6 to 12 hours.
  2. Preheat grill for high heat.
  3. Lightly oil grate. Place tenderloins on grill, and discard marinade. Cook 20 minutes, or to desired doneness. Slice into medallions, and serve.
*She boiled the remaining marinade to create a gravy which she said was great!

Extra-Easy Spinach Lasagna - 8 Servings
  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 cups Prego® Fresh Mushroom Italian Sauce
  • 6 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1/4 cup water
  1. Mix ricotta cheese, spinach and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  2. Spread 1 cup pasta sauce in 2-quart shallow baking dish. Top with 3 lasagna noodles and half the spinach mixture. Repeat layers. Top with remaining pasta sauce. Slowly pour water around inside edges of baking dish. Cover.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees F for 40 minutes Uncover. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake 10 minutes or until hot. Let stand 10 minutes.
*She added ground beef to the mixture but thought if you add meat you should up the sauce and cheese. She also recommended seasoning either the meat you add or the mixture with salt, pepper, oregano, etc (your favorite Italian seasonings)




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