Monday, May 27, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
I cut out the extra salt and lemon. Also I didn't have any basil, but I think it was fine without it.
I liked the little kick from the red pepper, but I did use less.
The only other thing that I didn't like was that by the time we ate it I wanted it too be a little creamier, but I think that was our fault for letting it sit too long before eating (we had guests over and Doug wanted to show them the chickens before dinner).
We all liked the recipe. It went together quickly, which I appreciated! And thanks to Jacki's review I was able tone down some of the flavors. So the lemon wasn't super strong, but you would get a hint of it and it was a nice touch. Even my kids ate it! Avery was skeptical of the spinach, but it had so much cheese, sauce etc. that I told her she wouldn't even taste it. She ended up really liking it. James ate one bite, but then was done. He's going through a picky phase right now.
Tonight I am making the sweet and sour chicken, from the week before. So we will see how that goes. I think it sounds yummy!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
I made this a few nights ago for dinner and I thought it was ok. I followed the directions but would do a few things differently next time. I used 1/4 tsp of the red pepper flakes and it was too spicy. I also used the lemon zest and lemon juice but for some reason it just didn’t “go” with this dish in my taste buds opinion. I made the sauce and tasted it and felt it was a little bland so I added a few more sprinkles of salt and then added the cheese. Well, the cheese was plenty salty in itself so the whole dish ended up being a bit too salty for my taste but that was my fault. My white sauce was also a bit floury but I have never been very good at white sauces. Next time I would omit the lemon, use less parmesan cheese and use only 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes. I still need to make the cupcakes and the fruit mousse from last week – they both look good!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Cheesy Tortellini Spinach Bake pg. 30
Easy Vanilla Cupcakes pg. 56
They suggest serving the pasta dish with a tossed salad and warm bread, which we will probably do. Also, I'm not going to specify a frosting as they suggest choosing yourself how you want to frost and decorate the cupcake. They have a lot of suggestions in their frosting section. It will be fun to see what all of you choose to do. Have fun :)
Friday, May 10, 2013
I made this recipe for dinner tonight and I thought it was quite tasty and flavorful. I followed the recipe as directed. It took a lot longer than 3-5 minutes to get the broccoli done. I ended up taking it out and cooking it in the microwave for a minute because the onions and bell peppers were done way before the broccoli. I served the stir fry over steamed brown rice and sprinkled it with sesame seeds and cashews. I think next time I would use less chicken and more vegetables.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Lil late posting. This is the stir fry and fruit mousse. It was sooo good. The stir fry was easy. Audrey marinated the chicken ahead of time. Then it was just a lil chopping and mixing together. Audrey made the mousse ahead of time as well. We had raspberry. Ashley made the topping. It was different but very yummy.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
I made both of the recipes this week and thought they were delicious. It was a cold and rainy day earlier this week so the soup was perfect. I did make a few changes though. I cut the recipe in half but used the whole can of Rotel so it was nice and spicy. I didn’t have any bell peppers so I just omitted them. I added a can of hominy because I wanted the soup to be thick and hearty. It was so good and flavorful. I liked the cornmeal thickening and the corn tortilla strips in it. I topped the soup with chopped cilantro and diced avocado – perfect!
Last night I made the Lemon Blueberry Pancakes. I don’t know if it was because I was really hungry or what but I thought these were soooo good and I am not a big pancake person. My husband even liked them and that is saying something :). I made my own cake flour by measuring out 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour, taking out three tablespoons of it and replacing with 3 tablespoons of cornstarch. Then I sifted the mixture 5 times. (thanks, Google). I didn’t have any evaporated milk so I used 2%. I also used frozen blueberries. I didn’t thaw them out – just dumped them in frozen. So good!!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Dinner was sooo easy and everyone loved it. Audrey said the chicken was easy to prepare and cook. She pre-made it. We worked together to make the soup, lots of chopping but easy.
This will definitely be something we will make again. Also, Since we are getting 40 degree weather....a record in history for flurries in Tulsa.....soup was a good choice for us.
As a for dessert, we made brownies with English toffee in the batter and homemade ice cream!!! Oh yea!!!