Real quick post here. We had a small dinner party at our cabin last night and I have to say it went MARVELOUS! Of course I didn't take pictures so sorry! I wanted to do something different and I had a beef tenderloin in the freezer so that is what I decided to do. As the guest list grew I decided that I needed a bit more and purchased a half of another tenderloin. It was perfect. Beef tenderloin is one of the easiest things to fix. I crushed green, pink, white, and black peppercorns, added a bit of garlic powder and kosher salt to the mixture. I took the tenders out of the fridge to get to room temperature for about an hour. I patted the meat a bit dry and then rolled them in the peppercorn mixture. The oven was preheated to 425 degrees. The tenders were on a cookie sheet and The Hubby found his meat thermometer to help attain the best internal temp of between 125-130 degrees for medium rare. They only cook about 20-25 minutes to attain that temperature. After they hit the magic temp I took them out and (DON'T TOUCH THE PROBE WITH BARE FINGERS) tented them with foil to rest for 15-20 minutes. Then slice and serve. YUMMY! One of the guest brought cheese grits and another a salad. A few more guests had the appetizer bit and that was perfect too. Man the whole dinner was top notch and such fun. Dinner, friends, a roaring fire, good food, now that is an evening. Kind of my Christmas gift to my friends!