Martha gives detailed instructions on how to prepare the perfect roasted tenderloin. With peppercorns, olive oil, and of course, salt and pepper, this tenderloin is simple enough for anyone to prepare at home.
It is the maddening law of the utensil drawer -- the odd thingamajig that you pawed over a million times between last December and last week has gone missing the one day you need it. Which is not to say you can't make biscuits without a biscuit cutter or a turkey without a bulb baster. Instead, try a stand-in.