Roast Pork Tenderloin, Squash & Potatoes

We went to a Christmas market last December.

I always smile when I see American products in the French markets – like the Yankee Candle booth.

And I’m reminded of the close ties between France and Canada when I see the maple syrup booth.

Did you know that there is a group of islands, about 15 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, that are a French territory?  St Pierre and Miquelon.

The residents speak French (and English), have French passports and the currency is the euro (Canadian dollars accepted).

Back to the maple syrup…..

Naturally, I had a chat with the booth proprietor, in French and English, and bought some maple syrup as well as a few other maple-y treats.

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Roast Pork Tenderloin, Squash & Potatoes

Maple syrup and Balsamic vinegar give a wonderful flavor to this simple ‘sheet-pan’ dinner.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Roasting


  • 1 pork tenderloin,12oz (360gr)
  • 2 medium potatoes,(10oz, 300) cut into wedges
  • 10oz (300gr) butternut squash, cut into thick slices
  • 2 tbs Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 4 tbs white wine


  • In large bowl mix all ingredients except pork, potatoes & squash.
  • Add potatoes, squash and toss to coat.
  • Spread the potatoes and squash out in a baking dish large enough to hold everything easily.
  • Add the pork to the bowl, and turn to coat.
  • Place in center of pan, with vegetables around it.
  • Drizzle any remaining marinade over all.
  • Roast, uncovered, in 400F (200C) oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove, loosely cover with foil and let rest 5 minutes.
  • When ready, slice pork, arrange with vegetables and serve.


I cut slices of butternut squash from the ‘neck’ end, about 1/2 inch thick. You could also just cut into cubes.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 500
  • Sugar: 20.1 g
  • Sodium: 332.6 mg
  • Fat: 4.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 68.2 g
  • Fiber: 8.3 g
  • Protein: 41 g
  • Cholesterol: 110.5 mg
Roast Pork with Butternut Squash & Potatoes

We went for another bike ride today.

It was sunny and calm, but cool. It reminded me of the early spring days when I was a kid.

As soon as the snow melted, we kids would head up into the hills above our town, exploring the bluffs and caves. We weren’t allowed to go up there once the weather warmed. At that time the timber rattlesnakes were common and loved to be out in the sunshine on warm days. So we took advantage of the cool spring weather.

But my sunny day and childhood memories kept getting interrupted by this:

It’s nothing unusual.

There is the blue tag attached to telephone polls, I assume to give information to the line workers.

Underneath is a yellow stripe that marks this particular trail. There are yellow and red and black stripes all over Europe marking trails for walking or biking.

But seeing the blue and yellow together made me think of the horrors happening in Ukraine and to the Ukrainian people.

We are living in sad, crazy, perilous times.

5 thoughts on “Roast Pork Tenderloin, Squash & Potatoes”

  1. We’re having pork today. Country ribs braised in the oven smothered in onions, but very simple with just a bit of chicken stock for the braising and some salt and pepper for the seasoning. I managed to get my oven working today so that’s a good thing. I should be getting my new one in a few weeks. Hubs goes in for his knee replacement on Monday, so that will slow things a bit. I’m really hoping now for a new dishwasher as well. I walked into the kitchen yesterday to a flood. :/ I’m surprised I’m online right now, we have 50mph winds today. It’s been bad. It was 55 when we got up at 6, it’s 37 now at 5:30 in the afternoon and it’s going to snow tonight.

    I am appalled at the situation with the Ukraine but unfortunately, with this current administration, not surprised. So sad…

      • I don’t expect agreement. If everyone agreed on everything…but I will say this and no more. This administration condemns the war with Ukraine and buys almost all it’s oil from Russia, funding Russia to continue its war with Ukraine. And who signed the executive orders to shut down all of our production removing us as the leading supplier? You cannot condemn an action and fund it to continue. You also cannot allow Russia to lead the nuclear arms talk with Iran, but they are. This is a huge mess that didn’t have to happen and innocent lives are paying the price.

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