This time of year, I get so excited about all of the fun holiday things to do. I try to fit as many in as possible! I like to do it all…. Holiday tree lighting & parade, Santa at the Firehouse, toy drives, Christmas in the Park, decorating the house, making baked goods & candies (posting a great, last minute treat on Thursday!), craft fairs, holiday train, and I love to watch all of my favorite holiday movies each year. Yes, all of them! It can make for a quite hectic month! I also love gathering family & friends together year round, but it feels so much more special this time of year. How do I balance all of that & put the focus on family time? Here are my top 5 Ways to Survive the Holiday Season:
  1. Buy, wrap, & mail (if necessary) gifts early!

  2. Keep holiday dishes simple & not time consuming.

  3. Stock up on quality drink options, like this local Wente wine, so that I have something for whoever decides to visit.

  4. Switch up who I do each activity with so that I get some quality time with each person!

  5. Keep a variety of Wente wine bottles on hand so that I can grab a bottle as a last minute gift.

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I was heading out of the house for work this morning when I remembered that I needed to bring a gift for our office party. I was so glad that I’d stocked up on this Wente wine! It was one of the most fought after gifts at the party. Everyone was fighting over it. Who doesn’t want a bottle of local wine to take home?

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To help you meal plan a simple option that will give you more time to spend with your family this season, I am sharing my recipe for One Pan Pork Tenderloin. This is a super easy recipe to make, giving you more time to spend with your loved ones because you can all cook in one big baking pan, meaning less dishes to wash, and only takes about 20 minutes to cook. In the recipe, you have the option to marinate your pork tenderloin overnight in the fridge. This is optional. I love throwing the pork & seasonings into a bag overnight because its a simply way to infuse a big bang of flavor and make sure that the meal isn’t dried out. BUT I have made it many many times without marinating it and can promise that this is definitely something that you can make last minute!

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To make this dish, chop your onions, sweet potatoes, and bell peppers, add them to a baking dish with the pork tenderloin, top with some seasoning, pop in the oven, and crack open your favorite Wente and mingle with your guests while it bakes!

One Pan Pork Tenderloin Holiday Dinner | www,sweetteasweetie.com

 

I’ve shared my love of Wente Wine on this blog before. They are local to the Bay Area, only about a 40 minute drive away from where I live. Not only do I love supporting a local winery, their Sauvignon Blanc is one of my favorite wines. It is light and crisp which really helps balance out all of the heavy holiday foods. What’s your favorite kind of wine?

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One Pan Pork Tenderloin Holiday Dinner

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 cup white wine or broth
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper, sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Optional: Marinate pork tenderloin overnight in 1 cup broth, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon basil, 1 teaspoon salt.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Chop bell pepper, onion, and sweet potato into cubes.
  4. Place pork tenderloin & vegetables in 9x13 baking dish.
  5. Top with salt, pepper, basil, & garlic powder.
  6. Cook for 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees.
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