Sunday, October 28, 2012

Apple Pie Breakfast

Ok people, I have a treat!! And a tasty treat this is.

If you enjoy the taste of....well....nothing, then this delicious recipe is for you!!

I take that back. It has a taste. I will give it that much credit. It tastes like glorified cardboard. Cardboard with a hint of apple and cinnamon. And by a "hint", I mean not enough to save my mouth from the abomination that entered it.

I know that people have all sorts of disabilities but I was unaware that not having taste buds was one of them. The poor lady who came up with this recipe just is missing out on so much yumminess and I am so sad for her.

But I am even more sad that this recipe put a damper on my super excited mood. This made the house smell SO good. Yankee Candle good. It just put you in one of those Martha Stewart, apron wearing, cupcake making, smile having moods even though once again, I was wearing clothes with snot and slobber on them, no makeup, chapped lips, and dirty socks. But I was happy. WAS.

Back to the drawing board for breakfast tomorrow...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Squares

Considering I hate bananas unless they are still in the peel and the peel is still green, I really stepped out of my shell to try this recipe but only because it had the ingredient that is probably the cause of some cellulite on my hiney.


I can tear up some peanut butter.

And I'm afraid that because of that fact, pigs have flown...

I am on a diet. Kinda. I get to blame the cholesterol (and my doctor for ruining my day with that news).

I haven't had a Dr. Pepper in two days!!! And I only had ONE mini snickers today!! I'm so proud of myself. But I've kind of had a few oreos. And a taquito. And a brownie cookie. Dang.

These sounded healthy so I tried them. They were SUPER easy to make and they smelled delicious going into the oven and coming out.

But alas, I was disappointed. They SMELL amazing but they lack flavor. Despite all the yummies that are in the recipe, they are kind of bland. Husband only took a few bites (I wish he would stop doing that and just man up and EAT IT!!) I love you honey.

I got one bite of un-mushed banana and it was revolting. This tasty sounding treat gets a 5 out of 10. So sad.

Chicken Enchilada Roll-Ups

Based on the failure roll I've been on, I should have known these would turn out awful. Awful as in Husband only took a few bites. Ouch.

Plus, I think only a certified artist chef could recreate the look of these fella's. I did everything I was supposed to and as you'll see, mine look absolutely nothing like the original which makes me think these are a conspiracy. You know, one of those "Pinterest conspiracies" with the goal to keep the woman in the kitchen for long periods of time trying to perfect that recipe that the men know will not turn out. Maybe it's their excuse to get some baseball in in between those Lifetime movies.

If that's the case, then congratulations. You won. These sucked.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Avocado Chicken Parmigiano

Mmmmmmmmmm. First thing that came to mind when I saw the picture of this.

The best part about this dinner? The squash. You know, the squash you see in the background? It was the bomb.

But don't fret. The next best part? The rolls. Dang, the rolls were delicious.

The next best part? The oreos I had for dessert. I could put back some oreos.

And the water? Oh. Em. Gee. Best water ever.

The chicken? Sucked.

It all started with my getting really excited when I bought the meat masher to beat the crap out of the chicken. I've never done it before so I was really looking forward to it. Once I got the chicken between the saran wrap and started pounding, I started feeling kind of guilty. The more I pounded and saw chunks of chicken squishing out, the guiltier I felt. It's like I was saying "Oh little chicken! Dying wasn't enough for you?! Here, let me rub salt in the wound you little bawk bawk bawker!!"

I had my thin chicken now :( It was really starting to look good as I was putting it all together. The recipe says that once I bread it, to cook it on each side 4 minutes then cook about 7 minutes more and it's done. Really? I had to cook it about 20 minutes and by then the avocados were nice and toasty, and not in a good way.

The final verdict came when I took a bite and was completely underwhelmed. The chicken was bland and I guess the combo of flavors just didn't mix. I don't know. I LOVE avocado's and they were just plain nasty on this dish. I give it a 4 out of 10.

Me no likey.


Recipe Book

A week later, I have a recipe book! It surprised me how long it took me to make it my own. My goal was to find a cardboard binder I could cover with paper but I learned that cardboard binders aren't wide enough to house paper protectors. So I had to buy a regular binder and bust out my pretty pink X-acto knife and peel off all the plastic. THAT was an all day job.

Next, I picked out some pretty paper and spent HOURS modpodging. Is that a word? I thought it was coming along so good and when I looked at the final product I noticed that I glued the paper on the inside upside down. Sweet.

Regardless, I like it!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Recipe Scrapbook

I saw a really cute idea about doing a cookbook in a binder. As of right now, I have a cute little recipe box and each time I find a new recipe, I write it by hand on the little card and stick it in the section it belongs.

BUT, since I've been trying so many new recipes lately, I have too many recipes to write down sooooo I thought I would give this recipe book thing a try and I FINALLY got a format down that I love! I will share it just in case anyone wants to go along with this genius idea.

And the good news is I've already done the hard part. It was ridiculously hard to make this format! Here is what it looks like...

So I am going to decorate a binder and be a little Martha Stewart! If you feel like jumping in the wagon, I will email you the format. Email ME at and I will send it to you! HAPPY COOKING!!

The original idea...

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Hawaiin Sweet Roll Ham Sammies

This one looked easy and interesting so I tried it.

Let me warn you. These are good. These are very good. These are so good that you think you're eating a mini ham and cheese sandwich so you just keep eating the mini ham and cheese sandwiches but after a while, you realize "HOLY CRAP! I'VE JUST EATEN 12 ROLLS!!!"

800-651-6000 <----------- Weight Watchers.

These are perfect for game days, lunches, or get togethers but not for dinner unless you have 2 or so side dishes with it.

That's all the time I have folks, I have a cranky kid...