Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Move Over, Rachael Ray!
Well, with so much time on my hands (the job hunt continues...), I've taken to experimenting in the kitchen! This was not possible in my "previous" life. With Bible Studies, Band rehearsals, staff meetings, work events, my dinner routine usually involved a drive-thru. But, in the interest in sharpening my homemaking skills, I've been breaking in our new pots and pans. And I'm happy to report that I've moved beyond mac 'n cheese and simple pastas! Yes, I've been digging deep into my cookbooks and recipe box. Here are some of our favorite dishes so far!
*Fajita salad with creamy cilantro-lime dressing
*Basil chicken in coconut-curry sauce
*Apricot-sauced Pork Medallions
*Potato casserole (okay...this doesn't count as tricky, but it's a fave!)
*Turkey burgers with horseradish and cheddar cheese (Thanks, Phil and Roxeanne, for turning us on to this one!)
*Bacon and creamy ranch chicken burgers
*Italian mini meat loaves with mac 'n three cheeses
*and, of course, my "famous" guacamole!
Incidentally, we DO visit the gym on a regular basis! :)
What have you been cooking up lately?