The last month I've enjoyed experimenting with several new recipes (and am always on the lookout for more to try!) Didn't someone once say that variety is the spice of life? Thankfully none of them were flops! [grin] Here's a lil' peek at the new recipes: (most of which are now in my recipe box to make again sometime!)
:: white chicken chili ::
this was a big hit and will definitely be made again...and again...and again. It gets even better because I can dump everything in the crock pot and let it cook and simmer and send delicious smells wafting through the house. [recipe coming soon]
:: baked oatmeal with strawberries ::
This is one of those recipes that was fun to try for variety , but I probably won't be making again. Dan and I both like baked oatmeal, but we agreed that the recipe I already have is much better and the fruit baked in the oatmeal wasn't a wonderful addition. And even though I adjusted the recipe to our preferences, it was still too sweet!
:: chocolate chip cookie brownies ::
I had an occasion to which I could bake and take these, (thankfully!) cuz' there is no way I'd leave them alone if they were hanging out in my kitchen all day! I left off the frosting and did a slight dusting of powdered sugar instead. Hm-mm-m. Much faster and easier. Oh -- and the original recipe calls for a brownie and cookie mix, but it works well to use your favorite recipes with this idea and make the doughs from scratch.
this recipe is also a keeper. Nutritious, hearty, and easy.
Get the ingredients together and throw them in a pan and let it all bake in the oven for an hour. Add a salad, veggie, or fruit and supper is served! (Next time I want to add some sweet potatoes to the mix as well. What are recipes for but to revise and change?)
:: caramelized grapefruit ::
this intrigued me. so I tried it. And was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed a warm grapefruit!
The recipe calls for a whole TABLESPOON of sugar per grapefruit half, (really? a whole tablespoon?) but since I still wanted to taste the grapefruit, I decreased the amount. A LOT. down to less than a teaspoon. And I'm sure it didn't caramelize as well as was intended, but I could actually eat it. and I enjoyed the sweet and tart treat. and then made it again before the week was over!
:: southwestern chicken salad ::
grill chicken with mexican/chipotle seasonings and throw it on a salad with black beans, corn, shredded cheese, tomatoes, avocado and dressing. A very fresh, hearty salad that I'll definitely be serving again! (Just looking at this picture is making me hungry...)
:: glazed doughnut muffins ::
none of the images in this post are mine. I didn't even take pictures of many of these delectable dishes that we've enjoyed, mainly due to computer complications and hunger. [smile]