Friday, November 12, 2010

Friends for dinner in the garden!

I'm out of town, computerless, I know awful. If you've read this already from my SLC examiner articles, I'm sorry.

What do you do when you have your friends coming to dinner, you’ve been stuck in traffic and your house is a mess? How are you going to cook a nice dinner for 4? Here is the solution, and it’s low calorie and looks like you’ve spent all day in the kitchen. How can you go wrong?

Here is your grocery list for your local Grocery store:
1 lb pork tenderloin roast, Teriyaki Marinade, 4 potatoes, one red bell pepper, one green bell pepper, 1 jalapeno, 1 onion, bunch of garlic, 1 bottle fat free ranch dressing, 1 bag of  premium pre-package salad greens, 1 package of cherry tomatoes, 1 loaf Garlic Bread, 1 bottle Creole seasoning and 1 bottle of extra virgin olive oil.

Some of these items you may already have, still a small grocery list, and not expensive. Now you need to prepare and clean. First, you’re going to prepare the meat. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Line a small loaf pan with foil and spray with cooking oil. Then place the roast in a bowl, stab it a few times with fork, add approx. ¼ of the bottle of teriyaki make sure it’s covered in sauce. Salt and pepper to taste and place in foil lined pan fold the foil over the top. 4- 4 oz servings.  Put in the oven for 30 minutes.

Baked Potato Mix (4 servings approx 1 cup each)
4 potatoes
¼ Green Bell pepper chopped
¼ Green pepper chopped
½ jalapeno seeded and chopped
¼ onion chopped
2 garlic cloves chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
Ground Pepper, Salt, Creole Seasoning – To Taste
Mix together in boil everything in the boil until coated with oil, then add seasoning and stir again. Line a loaf pan with foil and spray with cooking oil. Then add mixture cover with foil. When the roast timer goes off place pan with potatoes in next and set the timer for 40 minutes.

Open the bag of mixed salad. Add ¼ pepper each of Bell red and green chopped, cherry tomatoes amount is up to you. Add anything else you may have on hand mix and put in fridge.  4 1 cup servings.

Now while the meat and potatoes are cooking you have time to clear the dishes into the washer. And straighten the house for your company.

Serve with a 1 oz slice of garlic bread and ¼ tsp. butter.
Add 1 TBSP Fat Free Ranch to salad
Calories per serving 517
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 98g
Sodium 1008mg (remember approx. 2500mg is daily amount)
Total Carbohydrates 56g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 9g
Protein 40g
Enjoy and visit with your friends knowing you’ve served a nice healthy low calorie meal.

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