I am not only behind on baby posts, but also with my food posts. So here is part 1 of my food catch-up.
We've made pork tenderloin a go-to meal ever since seeing a quick recipe for it in Real Simple. I can't find the link or I'd post it here. Basically, you season your pork tenderloin with salt and pepper and then sear it in a hot (oven proof) pan on the stove top for about 3 minutes per side. I use a cast iron skillet for this. Then, put it in a 450º oven for about 20 minutes. Pull it out and let it rest for 5 minutes and then slice and serve. The Real Simple recipe serves the pork with a mustard sauce (coarse brown mustard and apple cider vinegar ---I always add a bit of honey to this). I decided to change things up since I had a bag of fresh cherries in the fridge. I pitted the cherries and sliced them in half. To my cast iron skillet that the pork came out of I added about a half a cup of balsamic vinegar and scaped all the good stuff off of the bottom of the pan. Then I added the cherries. Let this reduce by half and get thick and you have your sauce.
To go with this I roasted green beans in the oven until they got a little brown on one side. I drizzled them with olive oil and salt and pepper before they went in the oven. And the sweet potatoes were chopped and boiled until soft. I made a huge batch and froze some for Dylan. Our portion was topped with brown sugar and cinnamon.