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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun ~ Also Grilled Pork Tenderloin

I've been having a great week! My friend Rhonda from California has been visiting. She went home just this morning. She was my partner in crime growing up in the 80's ~ fashion and hair crime that is! Here's a picture of us from 1986....She's on the right and I'm doing some very cool model pose on the left....what was I doing??? And don't you love the belts? We were going through some Dallas/Knots Landing faze I think...I wanted to be Ciji, anyone remember her??

The one really good thing about the 80's is you look normal in photos for the rest of your life. This was us last summer looking normal....Rhonda on left, me on right and my other friend Shelly is in the middle (I spared her from the 80's photo but she had a pretty good lift in her hair back then also!)

This was us in the forties......we were flappers.

Just kidding....hee hee I just like this picture.

Like I told her once...one person and one moment does change your whole life. Rhonda ~ I miss you already!!

Since I've been busy having fun with the girls, I haven't much time to make dinners. I made this Pork Tenderloin the other night with a salad because it's so quick and easy.

Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin

1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
1/3 Cup Soy Sauce
Juice from 1/2 Lemon
2 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
1 Clove Garlic Minced
1 TBSP Fresh Parsley Chopped(I sometimes don't have this)
1 TBSP Dry Mustard
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Tsp Pepper
1 sleeve Pork Tenderloin...approx. 1 pound

Combine all ingredients except pork together in a medium bowl and mix until well blended. Place pork tenderloin in a large zip lock bag and pour mixture over making sure it coats well. Marinate for at least 4 hours. I usually do this overnight. Remove from refrigerator and let sit at room temp in marinade for 1/2 hour before grilling.

Preheat grill. Remove from marinade and place on grill. Cook turning frequently for about 18 minutes (155 degrees). Transfer to your platter and let meat rest 10 minutes before carving.


Thistlebrooms said...

I'm so happy you had some 'Girl Time' Jenn, I think that's what keeps us all going In Between Times...If we didn't have those Special Times I believe we would ALL go just Plain Crazy...Pulls us back to Sanity!!! Well, that's what I think anyway...
Love those 80's hair do's...Also Finding that special moment in time when you & Rhoda became 'friends' forever...
Always My Best...Marilyn

Elm Hollow Primitives said...

Hello Jenn-
Those 80's hair do's are so funny. Believe it when I tell you there are many people still stuck in that look.LOL. Pgh is known in the industry for BIG hair. I myself still like some poof. I'm glad to hear you still keep in touch with your girls. One of my best friends is a girlfriend I met in 7'th grade. She has since moved to Virginia but we try and visit with each other and this year are all meeting at the Outer Banks for a week in the sun. Can't wait. Hope your week is exciting. I am thinking about a little road trip to Day's Gone By.

Doreen said...

OH...what a great time it sounds like you had...and the 80's photo's..that could be me!!!! I had that same hair! You look fantastic in both pics!

Mmmm...roast pork..i made that last week.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures! We only get better has we age. Right? These times spent together are so special. Can't wait to see what the next decade pictures of us look like together.
Love ya,

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