Thursday, March 10, 2011

Birthday Celebration and Amazing Recipes

The birthday dinner is complete.  Emily chose her favorite pork tenderloin for her birthday dinner.  
...and here's what's left of it...and even that poor piece was eaten by the time the table was cleared. Now, I know everyone has the best pork marinade, but I'm telling you, no you don't (bold, I know).  This recipe is from my doll of a cousin, Kathy, who lives outside of Atlanta and I'm just sayin', if it's a pork recipe from the south, well, it's gotta be good.  Plus, it comes with a mustard sauce to serve along side it.  I could bathe in that stuff:

This salad was delish too!  So simple but amazing.  I added bacon and you can also add chopped pecans.  The poppy seed dressing was incredible. Recipe courtesy of my friend Josie.
And here is the sad aftermath...empty plates, full bellies and happy hearts! 
Below are the recipes to both.  I think you'll love them!  Let me know if you do...

Cousin Kathy's Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce

For 1 pork tenderloin combine:
1/2 c soy sauce
2 T grated onion
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 T cider vinegar
1/2 tsp ground red pepper
1 tsp sugar
Marinate pork overnight or all day
Bake at 350 for 1 hour

Mustard sauce
Combine 1/3 c mayo
1/3 c sour cream
1 tsp dry mustard
2 T chopped green onions
dash salt

Poppy Seed Dressing
In a blender combine:
1 c sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp dry mustard
1 1/2 c canola OR grape seed oil
1/2 c apple cider vinegar
2 tsp poppy seed
5 T orange juice
1/2 sweet or yellow onion, chopped


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