#786

8:27 pm, Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

I made some awesome pork tenderloin steaks last night. Coated ‘em in cracked peppercorns, pan seared them with just a little light olive oil, and finished ‘em in the oven. Then I deglazed the pan with a dry Gew├╝rztraminer and saut├ęd some elephant garlic and chopped onion. When this mass reached a darkish brown color, I added some milk and butter. When it started simmering again, I added flour as a thickener. Seasoned with salt and a few dried herbs. After twenty minutes or so, I pulled the tenderloin out of the oven and added the juices back to the sauce. That’s the really important part. Here’s a little composite of the sauce and tenderloin/juices:

Peppercorn/Pork Tenderloin sauce collage

Then I just stuck the meat on a plate, generously ladeled some sauce over it, and added some mashed taters and apple sauce. Pork is always better with apple sauce.

Last night's dinner

For breakfast this morning I made up some eggs (sunny side up) and cottage bacon. That sauce is amazing over the latter. Not bad with the former either. I could probably eat it with just about anything… pity I only have a half-cup left.

For dinner tonight, I’m making beef ribeye steaks. They’re marinating right now. I’ll probably steam some broccoli for a side dish. Man, I love food.

I expect reading about other people playing video games is super boring, so I’ll keep this brief: Got the Wii to connect to the internet. The news reader is really cool. Also, I got a new high score in Wii Sports’ bowling — 212. Getting better at tennis. Made it to chapter 4-3 in SPM.

TotD:

How do you get where you’re going?

By car, mostly. I take the bus for school (WSU students ride free). Of course, lately I’ve been getting lazy (well, impatient, more like) and have been driving to school in the mornings most days. Last week I ran out of days on my ten-day green-zone permit, so I’ve been using the metered parking by Heald Hall. I really need to break that habit though — parking there for one class runs me $1.75.

But yeah, I mostly drive my ’99 Pontiac Grand Prix. It has a heads-up display and gets 21 MPG. I like it.

5 Responses to “#786”

  1. KillerDreaming:

    That looks really tasty bro, you should make kind of recipe with exact quantities of the ingredients, I kinda wanna try it. =D

  2. JediBear:

    While I was at Pullman, I found driving anywhere to be wildly impractical and just left the car parked and walked most places. I can’t imagine the parking situation’s improved much.

  3. hjo3:

    Re: Robert: On campus, definitely. And the “downtown” area (around Basilio’s, etc.). But all the businesses on Bishop (Safeway, Radio Shack, and so on) and the north end of Grande have ample parking.

    Re: KillerDreaming: Thanks! I’ll post a recipe sometime. :)

  4. Hecatomb:

    A black ’05 Chevrolet Malibu with a 200-horsepower 3.5 V6 engine that gets 23 mpg city, 34 highway. Just bought it two weeks ago.

  5. hjo3:

    Re: Justin: Nice! Email me a picture. Did you trade in your old car?