Friday, December 9, 2011

Honey Butter Pork

When you were a child did you make up your own version of games? I did. I liked the game Simon Says but I didn't know any Simon. Since I liked to be boss when I was little (my husband would say as an adult too), I called the game Jen Says. Jen Says stand on one foot. Jen Says to make this recipe. We will see how many of you would win at Jen Says. It is funny since I do not say because Mom said so.
The other day my two youngest children made up their own game. It was an inside freeze tag. Every time our dog Parker walked past them, they were frozen until their sibling unfroze them. Since Parker was just walking in circles, it was pretty easy to predict which child was going to be frozen. My children played this game for quite awhile. They thought it was so funny. It was alright to talk because either they were laughing or calling the other one to unfreeze them.
Honey Butter Pork Tenderloin

3 Tbsp butter, unsalted
2 Tbsp honey
1 1/2 lbs. pork tenderloin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3/4 cups water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Trim the fat off the pork tenderloin. 
Sprinkle the pork with salt and pepper.
Heat a skillet slightly under medium heat.
Add the butter and honey.
Add the pork tenderloin to the skillet.
Brown on each side for about 5 minutes. Stir the honey butter once in a while so it doesn't burn to be used later for the sauce.
Place the pork tenderloin on a cookie sheet and roast for 10 minutes or the pork's internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
Cover the pork with foil and let rest for five minutes.
Warm the honey butter in the skillet and add the water. Stir the sauce and be careful the sauce doesn't burn. Simmer the honey butter until reduced.

Recipe adapted from Momma Hen's Kitchen and originally from
Did you already know........
-Simon Says is a child game with several players.
-The players are eliminated by either following the command with Simon Says or completing the command in which was not preceding with Simon Says.
-Versions of Simon Says can be found in many cultures since Roman times.
-Simon Says is a healthy way to teach self-control.

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