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Menu Plan for Winter II: Week 1, Thursday

Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Onions
Garlic Oven Fries
Leftover Rutabagas

Cooking time:  35 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

       As long as we're eating apples....   This is an easy dinner to end the week.  Leftover vegetables, simple oven fries and braised pork.  Plenty of time left to plan the weekend~

Pork Tenderloin Braised with Apples and Onions

Total time: 30 minutes
     There is something about apples, pork and fennel that just goes so well together.  The apples will be very soft, but the skin will help them hold their shape for a lovely presentation.

Pork Tenderloin Braised with Apples and Onions Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Garlic Oven Fries

Total time: 35 minutes
     Cut in wedges, tossed with garlic and paprika, these oven fries are a flavorful and healthy alternative to traditional Fries.

Garlic Oven Fries Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Rutabagas with Bacon and Onion

Rutabagas with Bacon and OnionTotal time: 10 minutes

 Ingredients:

 Instructions:

 

Cooking schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet with lid, small saucepan with lid,
baking sheet

Turn oven on, 400F (200C)
Wash potatoes, cut
Mix oil, vinegar, garlic, paprika
Add potatoes, stir to coat
Lay potatoes on baking sheet, bake
Thinly slice onion, mince garlic
Sauté onion, garlic
Cut apple into wedges
Slice pork
Add fennel seeds to skillet, sauté

Add pork to skillet, brown
Get rutabagas from fridge
Turn pork
Add apples to pork
Mix wine, stock, mustard, thyme; pour over pork
Reduce heat to low, cover, simmer
Turn potatoes if so inclined
Start to reheat rutabagas
    
Pause while it all cooks
Dissolve cornstarch in stock
Remove pork to platter
Thicken sauce
Add yogurt to sauce
Arrange apples, onions around pork
Remove potatoes, serve