Totes Mcgotes

I’m old.

I try not to be so much. I listen to the current hits as much (or more) than my music of yore. I keep up on technology and watch some of the same shows as those twenty years younger than me. (OK, maybe not a lot as I am not an Idol/Voice/Dancing/X Factor/Teen Mom watcher). Unfortunately, though, I will occasionally be reminded how old I really am.

Sprint has been running a series of commercials where they take every day social interactions that occur over the phone, text or social media and present them as absurdist theater. Superior actors James Earl Jones (with the voice of God) and Malcom McDowell (Shakespearian actor extraordinaire) read the lines with extra levels of pomposity making the point that the every day communication is what really is important.

In one of the commercials, the two go back and forth reciting an exchange between what I would expect to be two young teenage girls as they discuss the relative hotness of a boy. One of the lines is “totes mcgotes”. From the context I could guess it was a form of agreement but got curious enough that I had to go in search for a definition. Yup. It meant totally. I then realized that anyone who performs an Internet search on vocabulary of a younger generation is old. Another blog provides a translation for the whole script here.

I’m old.

Burgundy Pork Tenderloin

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The taste of this tenderloin never gets old.

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A few spices, onion, celery, pork and wine.

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Put it all in the dish and into the oven.

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The wine infuses into the pork bringing the color and flavor.

Burgundy Pork Tenderloin

Prep Time: 30 M | Cook Time: 1 H | Makes: 4 servings


  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1 (.75 ounce) packet dry brown gravy mix


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Place pork in a 9×13 inch baking dish, and sprinkle meat with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Top with onion and celery, and pour wine over all.

Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.

When done baking, remove meat from baking dish, and place on a serving platter. Pour gravy mix into baking dish with wine and cooking juices, and stir until thickened. Slice meat, and cover with the gravy.

PREP 30 mins

COOK 1 hr

READY IN 1 hr 30 mins

Nutritional Info:

Calories 400 kcal 20%
Carbohydrates 8.2 g 3%
Cholesterol 148 mg 49%
Fat 8.6 g 13%
Fiber 0.6 g 2%
Protein 47.8 g 96%
Sodium 676 mg 27%


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Categories: Low Carb, Main Dish 3, Pork2, Recipes, Wine

Author:The Ranting Chef

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3 Comments on “Totes Mcgotes”

  1. August 1, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    This sounds delicious! And I’m in the younger generation, and I have to to look up a lot of the definitions! 🙂


  2. August 2, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    I followed the link to the ‘translation’ – thank you! I don’t even doubt that I’m O.L.D. but I feel young inside…. : o ) I love recipes like this – great results with a few ingredients. This is a terrific recipe when having company – rather like the old commercial Set It and Forget It!


  3. August 4, 2014 at 9:21 am #

    The phrase comes from the movie: I Love You, Man.


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