Remember the good old days when people used social media for sharing recipes and pictures of their pets?
Me too. Boy, I sure miss those non-political days.
I’ve decided that while everyone is squabbling over politics in our country, I’m going to try some of those Pinterest recipes I’ve saved.
Let me preface this by saying I am not a culinary artist. I am not even a remotely “good” cook. My meal plan consists of banging cabinet doors open and shut until I finally grab a few random ingredients and throw them into a pot. When the kids ask, “What’s for dinner?”, I call it a concoction.
My kids then take to sniffing the air and rolling their eyes. They try to ignore all thoughts of random vegetables and mystery meat simmering on the stove-top and earnestly hope for dessert.
After eating in excess for the entire time between Thanksgiving and New Years, I’ve been inspired to create well thought dinners, full of veggies, fiber, and all those other things that regulate good bowel health and weight loss. That’s why I turned to Pinterest, the greatest cookbook every written.
Thank God for people who not only know how to cook, but who also like to share their recipes.
Here’s what I tried:
- Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas by Cooking Classy
We all loved this recipe. Don’t skimp on the fresh cilantro and limes either!
- Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Pork Chops by Bren Did
My husband said, “This is one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time.”
Unfortunately I couldn’t find fresh cranberries, so I bought dried cranberries. They worked just as well. Next time I’ll use less brown sugar, but that’s a personal preference. It was a little on the sweet side with the apples, cranberries, and the sugar. Otherwise, we loved it!
It’s great when the crockpot can cook for me.
- Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken by Damn Delicious
This may have been my favorite meal of the last couple of weeks. Seriously, it was just fantastic.
- Fried Rice by Key Ingredient
In addition to the ingredients in this recipe, I added all the leftover honey garlic chicken and all of the leftover sauce from that chicken. I also used brown rice instead of white rice (the fiber thing, you know?). It was delicious and easy to make!
If you try any of these recipes, be sure to come back and let me know if you liked them.
My plan is to keep trying recipes, so I’ll keep you all posted.
When I find some more favorites I’ll let you know.
Now, please excuse me while I go order a pizza. I need a kitchen break!
P.S. You can follow me on Pinterest, by clicking on the blue “P” at the top of your screen.
I’m so glad you still blog every now and then. I like reading about the everyday stuff people do! All those recipes sound great!
BTW – I just read the post about your daughter and the Rooster. I kept thinking to myself ‘Annalise? That wasn’t her name. I’m sure she used to call her something else… maybe it’s a pseudonym’ it took me good 10 min to remember that you used to call her fringe kid! Lol! I’m guessing that that wasn’t her real name!