While I was out in the sub-freezing world, today, Victor was home – our warm, well-insulated home – thinking of things to create with a pork tenderloin. All of that lovely warmth really inspired him – he came up with a tenderloin stuffed with homemade tapenade. Yeah… Victor made tapenade – because that’s the sort of stuff we do. What’s even crazier is that he was able to think about making it and then actually make it without leaving the house to buy anything.

The perks of having a well-stocked larder!

He used:

  • kalamata olives
  • green olives
  • anchovies
  • capers
  • roasted garlic
  • olive oil
  • grated parmesan cheese

Really simple. Really basic. Really delicious! No measurements or recipe… As the commercial says… Just Do It!

Another great perk in life is having a husband who loves to cook – and is good at it! I am thrilled any time he says he’s cooking – I know I’m in for a treat.

He split the tenderloin and spread the tapenade on, rolled it up, tied it, and into a 350°F oven. He also made a rice-a-roni-ish rice with peas to go along with it.

It was picture-perfect yumminess.

Tomorrow is going to be pasta and meatballs because we’re still working on cleaning out the freezer, and Sunday… Sunday is the start of the end of Christmas. The taking down and packing away of a bazillion Santas, Trees, Ornaments, and Assorted Decorations. I think a slow-simmering soup may be in order…

Stay tuned.