I started the mashed potatoes and then when they were boiling away, we realized we didn't have a broiler pan...about 10 minutes of insanity ensue as lordaerith pan-fries the tenderloins while I try to mash the potatoes and make the gravy at the same time. And all of a sudden we realize that we hadn't prepped the green beans at all. Luckily the tenderloins were able to sit in their own juices (of which i got some to for the gravy) which softened them, the mashed potatoes were kept warm in the oven and the green beans got done just fine. I was really happy with how the gravy came out as I'd never really made gravy on my own before. It was really easy to make and I owe mad props to artemis42 for adding dill weed to my kitchen spices.
Dinner itself was very nice. Afterwards I
Now I should probably start the clean-up process.