Franny’s Favorite Pork Tenderloin



After having pork tenderloin for Christmas I realized I had to switch up my pork marinade for New Years Day and I remembered about Mary Frans oh so yummy cinnamon sented, mustard laced, sheery and soy yumminess!!!! ENJOY!!!!

From Franny herself:

Today’s entry is in honor of my crazy, new friend Martha. Martha is an absolute riot and the sayings that come out of her mouth are second to none. Martha and I sit and chat most Tuesday and Thursday afternoons while Maggie is in dance. Martha owns a children’s consignment store in Rock Hill, SC, so if you are ever this way let me know and I will hook you up with her. Not only the deals you will find on great clothes, but her fabulous southern wit will make the fact that you went to Rock Hill worth it!

So today, Martha and I were chatting about great dinner dishes. The subject of pork tenderloins came up, as that is what is on the menu at my house tonight. In the course of chatting, I remembered this amazing “Slap your Momma”, “Holy Batman”, “Fantabulous” recipe for pork tenderloin.

Cinnamon Pork Tenderloin

2 lb pork tenderloin
Mix together:
4 Tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 Tablespoons sherry (cooking sherry is fine)
1 teaspoon ginger
2 teaspoons dry mustard

Put pork tenderloin in roasting pan and pour the above mixture over it.Bake at 325 for 1 hour or until internal temperature is 160. Baste the pork about every 15 minutes while it is cooking.

Franny’s notes:
I always have this one of 2 ways. The first way is just sliced and served with garlic cheese grits. The second way is to slice it very thinly and serve on rolls for entertaining. Either way you cannot go wrong. Next crucial point….if you do not have an electronic meat thermometer go get one now! All these years that I have been making this, come to find out that I have also been cooking it way too long. This little gadget is a meal saver. Mine is Taylor brand, but I think that Pampered Chef also makes one. One of the best things about it is that when the meat reaches the temperature that you have set on the thermometer it sets off this buzzer that doesn’t quit until you go stop it.

Franny’s Fav Mac & Cheese {Crock-pot}

Franny is a  mom of two and wife and a great cook! We met years ago in college and have reconnected through Facebook! One of my more exciting reconnections. Franny describes cooking as her guilty pleasure and says that the whirring of her Kitchen Aid mixer is like a tranquilizer ….calms all my crazy. (LOVE THAT!)
Franny’s Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese
8oz elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
1 1/2 cups milk

1 large can evaporated milk

2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 tsp salt
dash (or 2) of pepper
3-4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Grease crock pot (or use a crock pot liner). Mix all the ingredients except 1/2 the cheese. Pour into prepared crock pot. Top with remaining cheese. Cook on LOW for 3-6 hours. I usually cook for 4.5-5 hours, but have gone longer.

Let me know what you think. This is one of my family’s favorites.
xoxox y’all!

For more great crock pot recipes visit Debbie!
I am so excited that Franny is going to share some of her yummy tried and true recipes with Mama Bird Nest! I look forward to more! Thanks Girl!
I made this last night and yes it was a hit! Super easy and made enough to have leftovers! yum.