V-Day Redux

It seems I can’t get away from telling everyone how the dinner turned out.

I didn’t overcook the meat.  It wasn’t quite what I had been hoping for, but it turned out pretty darn good.

I ended up buying a new meat thermometer, leaving it in the meat and camping out in front of the oven for 20 minutes while it roasted. 

I think I may have put the thermometer in too far, because when I pulled the meat out the center was still too raw, and that’s saying a lot if you’ve seen some of the meat I’ve eaten.  So I put it in for a few more minutes.

I did, however manage to mess up everything else that was accompanying the meat.  I was roasting asparagus and left it in a bit too long and the rice wasn’t the best I’d ever made.

I was happy enough with everything in the end.  The real kicker is that Derek enjoyed the meal.  I’m not sure he was just being nice because I wasn’t that happy with it or if he did actually like it.

Whatever the case, I’d say it was a 80% success.  Which is pretty good for my first go at something.  There is another tenderloin sitting in my freezer, so sometime soon I will have another go at it.

Here’s to hoping it comes out a bit better next time.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. emily
    Feb 17, 2009 @ 11:41:39

    Congrats on a successful dinner!!

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  2. Meg
    Feb 17, 2009 @ 12:06:38

    GOOD JOB! Although, it never fails, one thing goes right, the rest get messed up. I’m sure it was fabulous, you’re maybe a touch too critical of your own food. I feel ya. 🙂

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  3. caprik
    Feb 18, 2009 @ 06:00:23

    I give you an A+ for even trying!

    Reply

  4. Nicole
    Feb 19, 2009 @ 20:22:03

    Mom has a GREAT recipe for tenderloin….a bunch of her clients have made it and loved it! Although, the sauce you make to go with it, while absolutely delicious, takes almost an hour to make…and you have to stir it almost constantly! But it’s worth it!

    Reply

  5. cancersucksbigtime
    Feb 20, 2009 @ 12:16:06

    Good job!!!

    Reply

  6. Cheri
    Mar 03, 2009 @ 03:18:14

    First blog I read after wakeup from sleep today!

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