Kitchen adventuresFriday, March 15, 2013
Somewhere along the line, I discovered I love cooking. The girl who once went through an entire apartment lease without turning the oven on once now enjoys preparing food for fun.
I like finding recipes that sound good, usually accompanied by some mouth-watering photography, and pinning them for later. I like turning on some tunes, getting all my ingredients together, mixing everything up, and sampling the finished product with my boys. Eli is a good cooking buddy and loves to run around the kitchen with me, playing with cookie cutters, wrestling the dog, and dancing. Some of my happiest moments are hanging out with him in the kitchen, just watching him bop around while I make some food: simple, happy stuff.
-Crepes - love these and I only ruined one mid-flip. I made them with Nutella and bananas. Remember the batter needs to sit for at least an hour to let the air bubbles settle out. A good idea is to make and refrigerate the batter the night before.
-Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken - this was good, and easy, but it didn't taste like I expected. Kind of more like "generic soy sauce chicken" with some nuts sprinkled on.
And some things that will hopefully be on the menu in the coming weeks:
-Rosemary Chicken Lasagna
-Light Cajun Chicken Pasta
-Southwest Sweet Potato Hash
-Crispy Avocado, Bacon, and Tomato Salad
-No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars - no weird ingredients!
-Really curious about these pancakes - only a ripe banana and two eggs? Seems too good to be true.