Sunday, February 20, 2011

All these things that I've done!

So I thought I would put a list on here of all the new recipes I have tried. One - So that I would remember all the things I've tried so that I can make them in the future. and Two - So that if any of you avid readers are curious. I will also tell you how good/not good they turned out. Ok, let's see how good my memory is...

- Sweet and Sour Chicken: Good, but too much sour not enough sweet. Ben liked it more than I did.
- Lemon Parmesan Pasta (I added Shrimp): I really really liked this, but Ben said he thought it was too lemony! He says "really really lemony - all I could taste was lemon." I think he is just being weird.
- Chocolate Crepes with Banana Filling: SOO delicious, BUT the crepe turns too hard to really wrap the banana filling in. But holy cow that banana filling was SOOO good.
- Baked Mac'n'Cheese: Haha - I accidentally burnt the rue, so this turned out nasty. But I am on the hunt for the perfect baked mac'n'cheese recipe and I am trying out a new one this Tuesday. I'll let you know how it goes
- White Chicken Chili: I love this soup! Oh it is so good. I also heated some up the other night and put it in a tortilla and it was super delish!
- Salsa Chicken: Ben loves this and wishes I made it like every night. And so simple!
- Skillet Lasagna: Turned out good, but honestly, I'd rather just have regular lasagna. And I didn't season this one well enough.
- Homemade Pizza: I had technically made this before, but I wanted to add it on here cause it's just so darn good!
- Teriyaki Beef: Really tasty! That's all I have to say about that.
- Chicken Manicotti: This recipe was really good, but a little time intensive.
- Carillon Bell Tower Twists - LOVE THESE. LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE!
- Parmesan Rolls - ALSO LOVE THESE!!!
- Bacon Cheddar Potato Wedges - I made these for super bowl sunday and they were devoured in minutes!

There are a couple new ones I've tried that I just can't remember right now. Throughout the weeks I also added some of our favorite recipes that we use all the time. Things like PoppySeed Chicken, Julianne's Chicken Enchiladas, Chocolate Chip Waffles, and Rice and Whatever!

I'm really enjoying trying out all these new recipes and I've planned out all my meals for the coming two weeks and we are doing our shopping tomorrow! I'll let you know how they all go....if you want.


Nothing too thrilling has been going on with us, but I felt like I should write something so here I am! The past couple weeks have just been full of school and work, school and work. I'm taking another 3 credits than I normally do.. so school is pretty much killing me right now! I just can't wait to be done next year! It still a long ways away, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, thank goodness! Ben was really really sick last week so he was pretty much out of it the whole week sadly. I waited on him hand and foot, of course! :P Other than that not much has been going on.. we are on the hunt for new couches, so any advice on that account would be great!

Oh, and I don't remember if I said on here what my new years resolutions were, but one of them was to plan my meals out two weeks in advance and to shop for everything I would need for those two weeks and to try and use coupons! I decided to make this resolution cause I was AWFUL at making dinner for Ben every night! Before Ben and I got married he was still living at home, and his mom made dinner like every single he got used to having a full meal every night! So I felt like I was slacking cause I would make dinner maybe like twice a week. Well, update on my resolution.. I've been doing great! Another great part of this resolution is that I've been using the 4 cookbooks I got for Christmas and the 20 or so other cookbooks I have to make new things almost every single night! Most of the things I've made haven't been SUPER successes, but with a few tweaks they could be great. So here is my plea to the...4 or people who might actually look at this... I need more recipes! Tried and true recipes! Favorite ones that you make for your family.. preferably ones with not very much vegetables cause Ben and I won't eat those! Ha ha! Comment with any recipes you've got!

Anyway.. that's all I've got for today! Off to church!