I'm in the process of learning how to downsize our dinners. In the last 3 years, I've gone from feeding dinner to 4 people to 3 and more times than not lately - I'm making dinner for the 2 of us. (How in the world did these kids get old enough to go to college?)
Pastas and chicken dinners are relatively easy to make for 2 people. Some meals just aren't very easy to downsize. Have you ever tried to buy a pork roast to feed 2?
I'm trying to get creative with my 2 serving menu planning. I bought a pork tenderloin last week and since they're normally sold in pairs, I had more pork than we could eat at one time. I put one tenderloin in the crock pot and made Crock Pot Brown Sugar Balsamic Pork. A couple of days later, I took the second tenderloin and made this Pork Marsala.
2 pork tenderloins
1/4 cup olive oil
12 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced thin
1/2 onion, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tablespoon flour
1 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup Marsala
4 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 Tablespoon minced fresh parsley
Spoon mixture over pork medallions and serve.
I served my pork marsala with some fresh green beans and toasted pita triangles.
I don't want to name names, but I will say that there is a certain child in my house right now who cannot eat pork without a side of applesauce. It is actually a family joke now because this child treats her applesauce like a condiment. It's kind of like eating french fries without ketchup or bread without butter - eating pork without applesauce is unimaginable.
This was a really tasty meal and it took me less than 30 minutes to put together. The mushroom sauce was amazing - I may or may not have scooped up the rest of the mushroom sauce left in the pan after I dished out our plates and at it by the spoonful. Yes, it's THAT good. Don't judge me til you try it. :)
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