ina's fillet of beef...

One of the lovely surprises I recently found deeeeppp in my freezer was a foil wrapped mystery. It wasn't labeled and neither Jerry nor myself had any idea what it was. So, we decided to thaw it out and use it for that evenings dinner, no matter what is was. Well surrprise, surrrprise, surrrprise...a 2 lb beef tenderloin! I knew I needed Ina who's simple preparation is best. Jerry was one happy boy.

The next challenge was to use what I had on hand to serve as sides. I went waaaay back to my childhood and made buttered noodles. This is just a package of egg noddles, one stick of butter, and 1 cup of Italian dried bread crumbs. Boil the noodles, drain, melt butter in pan, toss noodles with butter and bread crumbs. That's it. Add salt and pepper and you've got a cheap flavorful side dish. Add some frozen asparagus and we have ourselves a five star meal!

Your gonna LOVE this one!
Celebrate the Feast,

Fillet of Beef
recipe from Barefoot Contessa Parties

1 1/2 pounds whole fillet of beef trimmed and tied
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper

Preheat oven 500 degrees F.

Melt 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter.

Place beef on a baking sheet and pat the outside dry with a paper towel. Using a pastry brush coat the beef with the melted butter. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Roast for 25 minutes at 500 degrees F for medium rare.

Remove the beef from the oven, cover tightly with aluminum foil, and allow to rest at room temperature for 20 minutes before slicing.