Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday comfort food

Fridays are always a tricky dinner day for me. I'm tired after the work week and the refrigerator is a bit echo-y.

Today I had the last of the memorial day pork tenderloin that needed to be used up ASAP. So... I googled leftover pork tenderloin. I found a website that listed several ideas but the winner had to be pasta - the ultimate comfort food for me. The website paired pork, white beans, and spinach. But no recipe Hey! I have all of that! I thought it sounded a bit dry so I added some fire roasted tomatoes and -whala- dinner was born!

Here are the basics of the recipe I came up with, but use whatever you have left in your fridge on Friday!

Fabulous Friday Comfort Pasta 

1 cooked pork tenderloin cubed
1 onion minced
2 ribs of celery finely chopped
3 (or more!) cloves of garlic minced
4-5 cups fresh spinach roughly chopped
1 can of fire roasted tomatoes with juice
1/2 can tomato sauce
1/2 pound whole week rotini
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons basil cut in ribbons
Parmesan cheese to top the pasta


  1. It was tasty! And cleanup was easy too. Just one pan! Perfect for a Friday night!