I hope that you all had a great weekend. My sweet thirteen year old daughter and I got to spend lots of "girl time" together this weekend. It was fabulous - nail salons and movies and doughnuts and shopping and frozen yogurt - what more could a girl ask for? I also got to watch my favorite soccer team take the field for a game on Saturday afternoon. Even though they lost the game, it was an absolutely perfect day for a soccer game.
"Girl weekend" also meant that there wasn't a lot of cooking going on in this house. (We pretty much survived on pizza and sushi and chocolate.) Since I wasn't doing my normal blogging over the weekend, I pulled out a recipe from several weeks ago to share on today's blog. It is a great recipe - I just never got around to posting it. Better late than never.
I've said it before and I'll say it again - everything tastes better on a stick. I use this spice rub all the time on all kinds of meats - chicken, pork and beef. It's super quick to put together and everyone really seems to like it.
To be honest, I didn't make pork skewers because everyone likes them better than traditional pork roast, it was because I ran out of time to cook a whole roast. By slicing the meat into thin strips, it cooks much quicker on the grill and I can have dinner on the table sooner. Quicker dinner = happier family = happy momma.
Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin Skewers
1 Tablespoon sugar ¼ teaspoon mustard powder
1 Tablespoon chili powder ¼ teaspoon thyme
2 teaspoons salt 2 pounds pork tenderloin
Combine rub ingredients and rub on tenderloin.
Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes to 24 hours. Cook on the grill for 10 minutes on each side.
I served my pork skewers with crispy smashed potatoes and homemade applesauce. It was a big hit.
This is also a great meal to share with friends. If you're taking someone a meal and can't quite decide what to make for them - this is a great meal that kids and adults will enjoy. Skip the traditional lasagna and chicken casseroles and make some spice rubbed pork skewers. I packed half of the skewers in a foil tray and took them to a friend.
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