Now that school is back in session, things are crazy for moms trying to figure out what to do for dinner.
In addition to helping my husband with church things, leading a bible study, taking care of my daughters and couponing, I have added homeschooling my middle school daughter to the list of things that I do in a day.
I have been trying to figure out something for dinner besides chili dogs & spaghetti. Here are two recipes that I got from friends and I have put an easy spin on to make it even quicker.
Tomato Pork Tenderloin
(My friend Ashley gave me this recipe with a few extra ingredients & she is a great cook. However, I like my dishes to be simple & quick without compromising any of the flavor, here is my version)
One pork tenderloin (I buy ¼ lb per person & BJ’s or Kroger is usually cheapest)
2 cans of stewed tomatoes
1 large onion
Line the baking dish with foil, place the pork loin in the pan and pour the stewed tomatoes and chopped onion over the meat. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt & pepper to your liking.
Bake for 3-4 hours on 300 degrees (until the meat is tender, when you cut it)
Easy Twice Baked Potatoes
8 baking potatoes
1 16 oz sour cream
½ cup of butter or margarine
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
¼ cup of bacon bits
(you can make them or buy them)
This is another super easy thing to make to serve with the pork. There are many versions of this out there but this one is quick and easy.
* Bake 8 potatoes- Slice them in half and take a spoon and remove the potato from the skin. Place the skin on a baking dish. In a bowl, mash the potatoes then mix potatoes, sour cream, 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese & salt. Spoon the mixture back into the potato skins and sprinkle with leftover cheese and bacon bits. Bake on 300 degrees until bubbly (about 20 minutes)
*You can put the potatoes in when the pork is almost done along with some brown n serve rolls and you have a great meal that required very little work. Plus sour cream, cheese, potatoes & even the pork are always on sale.