You can take a little help from the grocery and still make a healthy meal for your family. For instance, I found olive tapenade at Trader Joes. It was the LAST container on the shelf, so I knew I had stumbled onto something yummy! Then I found a pork loin, and it was on the cheap!
My brain started working overtime trying to figure out a way to work these two yummy ingredients together. So I decided to butterfly the pork loin twice making it almost like a sheet of paper, then stuffing it with the olive tapenade. I whipped together a Greek herb rub, and I coated the outside and let it sit for a few hours in the fridge while I ran some errands.
This is so simple, and if you want you can make your own tapenade.
This dish has a real "wow" factor! My fiance couldn't tell me enough how much he loved this dish! Wanna impress someone? Whip up this yumma-fancy meal!
Butterfly the pork tenderlion by slicing in half, but not all the way through the meat. Then slice through the ends that you just made and cut through until you almost reach the end of the meat. Don't cut all the way through.
Here is a tutorial if you are unclear about how to do this. It's really easy, so don't be nervous!
Now the pork loin should look like a flat sheet of paper. Spoon the tapenade onto the meat. Then roll the meat up like you would a burrito, making sure the mixture doesn't spill out.
At this point, I realized I didn't have any kitchen twine. BUT, I did have dental floss! YES, YOU CAN USE DENTAL FLOSS to tie up the meat. Just make sure it's not flavored!
Tie up the pork loin in three different places.
Because the tapenade has so much oil in it, it will be leaking out of the insde of the meat. At this point, I just rolled the meat around in the oil. Then, coat the outside of the meat with the Greek seasoning mixture.
Put in the fridge and let sit for a few hours.
Heat the grill on medium heat.
Grill pork loin 16-20 minutes rotating a quarter turn every 2 minutes until the internal temperature is 150 degrees. The pork will still be pink when it is done.
I served this with saffron rice and roasted baby broccoli. My fiance ate everything on his plate, and couldn't stop telling me how much he loved this meal! It's a real crowd pleaser!
This cleaning lady (who is also a struggling mother of 3) showed up to clean this house.... and realized that someone had BOUGHT HER the house!! Truly an awesome story here! Watch below.
(photo-- Collin Anderson/flickr)
Citing Ty Herndon as inspiration yesterday... Billy Gillman filmed a video and uploaded it to YouTube. He is also gay.
Billy claims the fact that he is gay has kept him from signing a major record deal. If that's true, that is sad and...
Ty Herndon has come out of the closet! Read the entire story from People Magazine HERE.
Here's a couple of my favorite Ty Herndon songs from the 90's:
Good for you, Ty. I support your courage and hope you can be a role model...
Meghan Trainor (who sings "All About That Bass") steps up to the mic and belts out an AWESOME version of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off"! This is addicting! Check it out.
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