Help Me Find a Small, Simple Roast for Christmas Dinner

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Q: This year I'm hosting a small Christmas dinner at our house and we'll only have three meat-eaters with us. I'd like to have a traditional, meaty, roast __(blank)__ for those guys, but I don't have enough experience to know what I can fix that will be festive yet can be scaled down to feed only three people.

I worry that smaller cuts of meat will turn out dry and inedible. Is this worry unfounded?

Any recipe recommendations or words of wisdom?

Sent by Allison

Editor: Allison, this is easy! Make a pork tenderloin. They're hard to mess up, and they are just the right size. Here are two simple recipes:

Quick Recipe: Garlic and Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin
Recipe: Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Herbed Cornmeal Rub (pictured above)

Readers, what else would you suggest?


Related: Fall Cure Menu: Herbed Pork Tenderloin with Squash Puree

(Image: Faith Durand)

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