Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Marco - The 2013 Visit & Pork Diane

After getting the house/dog sitter settled in, we headed off for our normal two week time share vacation at Marco Island, FL.  I didn’t make the trip last year but came this time as I had a piece of property I needed to arrange to sell – left from my family. 

I’m not a big fan of heading to the heat of Florida, soon after the cool fall finally replaces the summer heat at home and one of the reasons for the RV is so we can travel with the dogs.  But, alas, Bev and Pat really like this trip so it stays on the agenda but it may be a fly-down-there-for-them from now on while I dog-sit.

I’ve posted about The Charter Club before but here is a brief recap via shots from our balcony.

 Madison, Bev, & Pat enjoying poolside.

Our first in-condo meal was courtesy of Pam at For The Love Of Cooking using her recipe for Pork Tenderloin Diane.  Please check Pam’s site for photos and the recipe which I followed as written but made double the sauce and served it by individual plate rather than on a platter.  I served it over potatoes mashed on the plate and a salad that Bev whipped up.

I added sauce to the potatoes then topped with the meat then a little more sauce.  Since I’ve become a fan of lemon butter sauce I thought the meat was very good, but it was a bit over powering for the potatoes – solution: a piece of meat and some potatoes in each bite.  Thanks Pam for a very good meal.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. What a pretty view and you're right on the beach. I can understand why the girls like to go to Marco. It was great to see y'all yesterday and we are glad you could come up our way for a visit.

  2. We made this the same night that Pam did and LOVED it. It's probably my new favorite way to cook tenderloin if I'm not grilling it.

  3. I am so glad you liked it Larry - I think a bite of the pork along with the potatoes is a great idea.

    Byw, my site is called For the Love of Cooking. :)

  4. Larry, That pork looks really good!! I would eat it the same way you did...a bite of meat with a bite of potatoes... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  5. I remember picking up a lot of shells on the beach at Marco Island, but unfortunately some still have creatures in them.

  6. This does look like a nice place for enjoying the beach, although I'm not sure I would enjoy flying down there. Your meal looks delicious.

  7. Wow---you all have really had a busy 2-4 months... You are traveling more than we are these days. We're headed to the beach in Dec. for a few days --mainly to walk on the beach and eat that great Calabash Seafood which we love..

    Your dinner in the condo looks delicious....

  8. The west coast of Florida is a beautiful part of the state-this time of year is probably pretty nice too. Next year, you are staying home and pet sitting? You don't want make that drive? I enjoyed your neck of the woods and it was divine.... I am not a mountain girl but God I love the scenery and the weather this time of year.

  9. Looks like a great place to relax, but I'm with you on the weather in Florida.. it's like ours, only with 100% humidity all the time!! YIKES!!
    Love the meal.. and love Pam's blog, I've found so many great recipes on her site!


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