Hey all,

I’m going to start a regular feature here on Rice Cereal Sucks…recipes that are “Gracie Approved.”

This means meals that I’ve cooked that didn’t end up in the dog, on the wall, or (god forbid) returned to sender.

This is a pork loin recipe I made tonight and Madam President pretty much ate her weight in it. I take that as a positive review…

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Glaze

Serves: 4

EVOO Cooking spray

1/4 cup apricot preserves (or apricot fruit spread)

2 Tbsp country-style Dijon mustard

1/2 tsp dried rosemary, chopped

1 pork tenderloin

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a baking sheet with EVOO.

2. Combine preserves, mustard, and rosemary in a small bowl.

3. Place tenderloin on baking sheet; brush with the apricot mixture.

4. Roast for 30 minutes, or until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 140.

5. Remove from oven, and let stand 5 minutes before slicing diagonally.

Side suggestion: Serve with sautéed zucchini and pasta, or buttered corn and mashed sweet potatoes if ya’all are Southern!

To quote my daughter….”Yum!”

-Gracie’s Daddy





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