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Easy Summer Dinner

Larry Henderson for local2 sault ste. marie
July 19th, 2011 at 2:34pm

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picnic basketIn case nobody noticed, it has been a very warm July. Unless you have central air, the kitchen oven will be used little as possible.

A simple alternative would be to use the barbecue. Our handy little unit failed a few weeks back. With a new one at the cottage, we decided to live without one at home.

I work a four day week, so play in the kitchen on Mondays. It was to be a warm one again. I made sure the oven was on and off before noon, with all foods prepared.

I planned on pork tenderloin with a glaze that really is a treat for the taste buds. Being hot like it is this week; I will serve the pork cold. Glaze left in the pan will be saved and heated to drizzle over the roast at dinner.

Since the oven was on, I tossed in a batch of Potato Biscuits to serve alongside the roast. These will work well to sop up that sticky glaze.

A Cole-slaw will round out this light summer supper, with lemonade to wash it down. (Crystal Light)

If you want a sweet treat, the blueberries are ready for picking and pair nicely with vanilla or lemon flavoured yoghurt.

Now, you might not have time or the desire to make homemade biscuits so a loaf of crusty bread or a baguette would be great.

If you would like to try the tenderloin recipe, it is called Oven-roasted Pork Tenderloin with Brown Sugar Garlic Glaze and is from FOOD.COM.

I would like to share this Coleslaw with you as it is great for two or three people. Just double the ingredients for a bigger crowd. So many recipes are intended for large families and group dining. For empty-nesters, a smaller portion is quite enough. If you buy pre-shredded slaw, you can get three meals from one bag.

Larry’s Slaw

3 cups shredded slaw

¼ cup shredded carrot

1 small green onion finely sliced

¼ cup Salad Dressing

1/8 tsp. Celery salt

½ tsp. Cider vinegar

1 tbsp. Honey

Pinch of black pepper

Blend honey and vinegar together and add to salad dressing. Stir well.

Sprinkle celery salt and black pepper on shredded cabbage. Toss with hands to distribute.

Stir in the dressing until mixed.

Hope you like the pork should you give it a try. As for biscuits, there are many recipes like grandma used to make so go for it, unless it is to hot.

If nothing else, try the slaw cause it is really tasty!

Until next time, keep your cool!


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