Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Foodie Update from Last Week

It’s about that time that in the week where I post the new dishes I made last week for my cookbook club. Ooooo we had so many yummy dishes last week. Below are a few blurbs from my cookbook blog posts from last week:

Skillet Steak Fajitas were fantastic & super fast to make on a weeknight in between work & church. The marinade was amazing & I will probably use it again for chicken fajitas. Skinny Janes is the female lowfat version of Sloppy Joes. Like the new clever name I dubbed for this recipe? As much as I like the new named I gave the recipe, I think this was another one-time recipe. I got to use my new wand to make a Basic Vinaigrette salad dressing. It was so easy to make with the new blender. Thanks again dad! Skillet Penne with Sausage & Spinach was an awesome for a Friday night. We decided this tasted like pizza in a bowl; it was perfect for last Friday night. I added extra spinach, and used whole wheat noodles, & hot Italian sausage. Yum-o! I made the Quick White Chicken Chili late one night & tried it quickly before putting it in the fridge for lunches. It wasn’t bad but I wasn’t that impressed either. When Phil came home from work the next day the first thing he said was “that chicken stuff was great”. I went back to the fridge for a second sample & I have to say it was much better the next day. And we all know that a left-over compliment from me is BIG deal! Fast Oven-BBQ Chicken & 30-Minute Baked Potato- Maybe I’m a cheater (or lazy), but I have always cooked baked potatoes in the microwave. I don’t usually put them in the oven afterwards, so it was a *treat* this time because the oven gave them a nice crispy edge (which I’m sure most of you non-lazy cooks are familiar with). I had the potatoes in the microwave while I was browning the chicken & just put them in the oven when I put the chicken in the oven. We really enjoyed the BBQ sauce: it had a nice strong kick (because I forgot the maple syrup) but also a tangy after-taste. Both of these recipes were great & definitely fast. The only less than impressive recipe was Tortellini Soup. This dish had an extremely weird flavor; not bad, just weird. Phil asked me to never make this one again; I can’t disagree with him.
So those were last week’s dishes. If I had to chose, I would say that the fajitas & the chicken chili tied for first place. Hope you all have a great week!
xoxo Darby

1 comment :

Lindsey said...

Awesome Darby... looks yummy. I can say that there are some recipes Ivan has asked me never to make again as well. :) I should start doing a once a week blog on the food as well, or I will end up having one everyday. :) I may steal your idea. heehee

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