Tuesday, September 20, 2011

pinning good eats

Like many others, over the summer I became addicted to Pinterest.  It has proven to be a great resource for new recipes to try. Unlike all of the foodie blog recipes I read, I pin them to one of my boards and they're easy to find later instead of getting buried in my feed reader.  Here are a few of the things I've made lately and please note that a ton of them have been crock pot meals since I don't get home until 5 - 5:30 pm and have two starving kids in tow.

S'more Snack Mix

YUM-O!  Great mid-morning snack for work.  Not the healthiest snack mix so you just have to be careful not to over-indulge.

Angel Chicken

We love mushrooms and all thought this was pretty decent.  It was easy enough to prepare in about ten minutes before I left for work and ready when I got home.  I served it with angel hair pasta and roasted garlic broccoli (which is my new favorite way to fix broccoli - I could eat it every night, it's so good...).

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

I didn't really care for this one, but Jonathan and the kids liked it a lot.  I will still probably fix it many more times on those nights when I want spicy soup that no one else will eat.  It was really simple to get started in the crock pot in the morning.  When I got home from work I had to do a few additional steps and let it cook a tiny bit more, but it turned out well overall.  I served it with sweet potato fries (which Julianna complains about because they're so easy I've gotten to where I serve them all the time).  It makes a TON though so plenty to feed a crowd with!

Cream Cheese Crock Pot Chicken

This is another one that I loved and Jonathan really wasn't crazy about.  He said it was a bit spicy although I really couldn't taste that much spice.  Anyway, I ate it all week long for lunches at work and I could STILL eat it again if I had more.  I served it with brown rice, but sometimes ate the leftovers on top of baby spinach or with romaine lettuce and tortilla chips.  Mmmmmm... I'll definitely make it again. It's probably the easiest of all of these to make.

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie 'n Oreo Fudge Brownie Bar

OK I made this one on Labor Day to take to a cookout at my sister's house and I have to say that I was really disappointed.  It really wasn't that great.  Maybe I just had high hopes because it looked so darn good, but it was kinda over-the-top and the Oreos just made it hard to eat.  None of it went to waste though, so maybe I'm just being absurd...?

There are some others, but they'll have to wait until a later post because I've gotta get to work.

In the meantime, please tell me, what good recipes have you cooked or baked lately?

1 comment:

merritt said...

Wow! You've been busy! I love Pinterest for the food ideas in one place, too. I made the same chicken and wild rice soup and actually liked it. Not my fave, but it's something I'll keep in the rotation. I ended up freezing half of it. I'm trying to use my crock pot at least once a week so I'll have to go see what other goodness you have pinned.

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