A Winter Dinner

Pork TenderloinsWith the holiday press behind us, temperatures plunging, and hearth and home beckoning, winter may be the best time of all to host a cozy dinner party for friends. Guest chef Cathy Driver joined with Cooking for Charity’s own Mary Edwards, to share a lovely menu, most of which can be prepared ahead so you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your guests.

Their succulent Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloins stuffed with sausage, apple, greens, and goat cheese and served with an Apple-Riesling Sauce will be accompanied by Barley Risotto and a Green Salad. A Cornmeal Pound Cake with Rosemary-Infused Pears rounds out the elegant meal. Don’t miss it — this one’s a keeper!

It’s been several years since Cathy Driver has taught a class for us and we were delighted to welcome her back. A longtime Roseburg resident, Cathy learned to cook in her mother’s kitchen but didn’t stop there. She’s studied with chefs both here and abroad, including at the prestigious San Francisco Baking Institute. She taught classes in Eugene for 10 years, does occasional catering, and her dinners always always bring top dollar at charity auctions around town.

Recipes
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloins
Mushroom Orzotto
Green Salad
Cornmeal Pound Cake with Rosemary-Infused Pears