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Menu Plan for Spring II: Week 6, Day 2

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin on Caramelized Onions
Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
Asparagus with Lemon Sauce

Cooking time:  45 minutes for menu        Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

   I know it's late in the year for mashed potatoes, but they just seemed to go so well with the pork and onions.  The cheddar made them a bright gold color; very pretty.

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin on Caramelized Onions

Total time: 45 minutes
     Pork tenderloin lend itself very well to stuffing. Here we stuff it with savory mushrooms and roast it on a bed of onions.    

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin on Caramelized Onions Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Total time: 30 minutes
     Lightly stir the shredded cheddar into the hot potatoes just before serving; some will melt into the potatoes giving them a lovely golden color, some will turn into trails of molten cheese.

Cheddar Mashed Potatoes Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Asparagus with Lemon Sauce

Total time: 15 minutes
     The Lemon Sauce is surprisingly similar in taste and consistency to Hollandaise.... Needless to say, much lower in fat and calories.  But the taste....  Lay white asparagus on the counter while peeling to prevent them from breaking. 

Asparagus with Lemon Sauce Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 45 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet, medium skillet, small skillet, roasting
pan,medium saucepan with lid, small bowl, whisk,
kitchen string

Turn oven on, 400F (200C)
Slice onions, sauté
Chop mushrooms
Mince garlic
Sauté paprika
Add mushrooms, garlic, sauté
Slice pork
Add sugar, vinegar to onions, stir
Make basting sauce for pork
Make stuffing for pork
Stuff pork, tie, set aside

Arrange onions in roasting pan, top with pork
Baste pork, roast
Peel potatoes, cook
Shred cheddar
Squeeze lemon
Make lemon sauce
Trim asparagus, cook
Baste pork
      Pause while it all cooks
When pork is done remove, allow to rest
Remove asparagus when done
Drain potatoes, mash
Add 1/2 cheddar to potatoes, mash
Add rest of cheddar, stir
Slice pork
Spoon Lemon Sauce over asparagus
Serve

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