Whew! I worked this past week. I mean, worked! 10 straight days. My poor house is suffering. Tired Mama= no cooking, no cleaning, no laundry and no fun! Lucky for me, Maintenance Man does what he can to help. But, it's not the same.
I knew I'd have tomorrow off, so I wanted to surprise the family with a good meal.
Italian Herb Pork Tenderloin
adapted from The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook
1 (3 to 3 1/2 pound) Pork Tenderloin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 Tablespoons dried Italian Seasonings
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Place fat-side up in crock pot and poke holes in it with fork or skewer. Brush evenly with olive oil. In a small bowl, mix together salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Rub over entire surface of loin. Cook on low for 7-9 hours; or high for 3-5 hours. Internal temperature needs to be 160˚ in the thickest part of loin.
Such an easy recipe, but the flavors of the herbs really come through. I served this with green beans and oven roasted Ranch potatoes (more on that tomorrow).