It started, as many of these things do, with Pinterest. I'd pin easy meals that contained things I thought Jason and I would eat. He can't eat cheese, I don't like peppers, etc. I also wanted them to be healthy. I decided this week I'd start trying one new recipe each week and I asked Jason if he minded since it could very possibly turn out horribly. I've been known to burn things, not fully follow directions, substitute ingredients I don't have, etc. I'm probably the biggest goof-up in the kitchen you can find.
BUT, I'm a mom now so I need to have some skills.
I started with this recipe: Pan-Roasted Chicken with Lemon Garlic Green Beans.
|This is mine...and I think it looks sophisticated.|
Next week's recipe will be one I saw on the Today Show this morning. It is called Chicken Pot Au Feu and it is a slow cooker recipe. I'm going to need to borrow my sister's slow cooker or buy a bigger one because mine is small and sad, but this recipe looks delicious and I think it is one I can handle. Slow cooker recipes are my friend because Eloise usually takes a good morning nap, which would allow me to get it all ready and cooking. She does not always take an afternoon nap and around 5:00 p.m. (time to start cooking) she is sometimes a little fussy and just wants to be held.
Two other things I want to include in my "Yum" post, one of which is my new favorite snack! Nature's Valley Oats and Dark Chocolate granola bars. I usually stick to the regular old Oats and Honey, but decided to get wild and get dark chocolate. I LOVE THEM. They are 190 calories and they satisfy my sweet tooth while being a little better than things like cookies or a 3 Muskateers or Twizzlers (which is usually the desire of my sweet tooth).
So there you have it! My yummy thoughts for the week!