One of the biggest reasons I started doing these recipe posts is that I would be inspired and driven to actually cook the recipes I found on Pinterest, rather than just, Ooooh-oo-oooohhh, that looks yummy! Piiiinnn iiittt.... *yawn* Wow, what a productive afternoon! Now, what's for dinner.... mac n' cheese anyone?
Oh come on, you know you've done that too. *crickets chirping* No?
*cough* Well... neither have I! It was just... an impersonal example. Yea.... yea! That's all it was! *shifty eyes* Honest!
Anyhow, these are the new recipes I tried out this week.
My kids don't particularly care for enchiladas and up till now, I had always thought it was the hot or spicy-ness of the dish in general. However, I am now re-thinking my opinion. I'm starting to believe it must the name, or perhaps the dish's general appearance that they find to be so offensive. For, despite this dish being sweet n'tasty, all but one turned their noses up at it right from the moment I set their plates down. Pish, whatever. They can eat saltine crackers for the rest of their lives.
Granted, it took a lot less
bribing coaxing to get them to finish their dinner than it does when I make regular enchiladas, so I guess that's something!
Hubby and I really liked it. It was different, sweet, and yummy.
Just be forewarned: The recipe does require a bit of fore-thought since you marinade the chicken. Which is why this has been on my dinner list for four weeks but I just barely made it last night. That's how much fore-thought I put into dinner.
Taste: 4 out of 5 starsEase: 3 out of 5 stars
Time: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Crispy Chicken with Creamy Italian Sauce and Bow tie Pasta
I'm considering setting up a new recipe rating system. This new system will based on how dirty my kitchen is afterwards and how many dishes it took to make . Gah!
This recipe was down-right delish, seriously, it was really good. But holy pain-in-the-dishwasher! I think I used a gazillion dishes to make this baby and when I was done, my kitchen looked like it threw up itself.
Well... more than it usually does anyway.
And this was the recipe mentioned in THIS POST. You know, when Savannah's all upset at me for burning the chicken? Yea........
Anyway, it took a bit more effort than I like to spend on an average dinner night so this one will be reserved for special occasions only.
P.S. I don't have a food processor so put the corn flakes in a ziplock and used my rolling pin to crush everything.
Taste: 5 out of 5 starsEase: 2 out of 5 stars
Time: 2 out of 5 stars
Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Not that I'm one to boast or brag about such things, but I've eaten a whole lot of cookies in my time, a whole lot. So, I gotta be honest. These were NOT the best cookies I've ever tried. And in truth, I didn't particularly love the chocolate chip cookie part. I would recommend just using your own favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.
However, I will say they were heavenly eaten fresh and warm, when the oreo cream was all gooey and the chocolate chips were melty.... yea baby. Total yumminess.
So I did nuke them in the microwave every time I snitched, cause they tasted the best when they were warm. Ahem... not that I snitched in the very often mind you!
The weirdest thing though, I had to lay on my back and suck in real hard to button my pants the other day. Can't quite figure out why.....
They are also the size of your hand! Well, my hand anyway. And you all know how looooong my feet are so, just imagine how long my hands are! (Pissstt... *whipsering* Just so you know, I don't like to use the word "big" when talking about my hands or feet. They don't seem to care for that term very much and are a little a little sensitive about it.)
Taste: 4 out of 5 starsEase: 4 out of 5 stars
Time: 3 out of 5 stars
Okay, time to spill the beans! What recipes have you guys tried or made recently? Link up or comment and let me know! (P.S. I do have several of your recommended recipes on my dinner list. I just haven't made them yet, but I will!)