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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Pinterest Recipes

As many of you know, I've signed up for pinterest and have become a semi-addict. I can sit there for hours pinning things. But I can also go days without looking.

For those who don't know what pinterest is, it's a virtual pin board. You "pin" things to your boards, and they show up as pictures on you pin board. The pins show the picture from that website, as well as the link back to the website. Its a visual collection of your favorites.

This is what my pinterest looks like at the moment. But its ever evolving.

So, I've been gathering lots of recipes. This week, while making my menu plan, I decided to try some of the recipes I had pinned.

The first one was called Priest Chicken. Its a super simple crock pot recipe. OR
My opinion? Good. Super easy. Love crock pot meals. Modifications- 1) add about 3/4 can of water to initial mixture to help the cheese and soup integrate. 2) I would use two packets of Italian seasoning to increase the flavor. But this was definitely yummy and will become part of our routine.

The second one was Chicken and Roasted Garlic Risotto. A nice one pan recipe. It took 30 minutes, and that was with frozen chicken. OR
My opinion? Okay. It was easy and quick to make. But something was off. The chicken was bland. And I just didn't like the combination of cream of mushroom soup and cream of chicken soup. It was just not my favorite combination. I don't know what I would do to modify it for future use. Maybe only use cream of chicken soup and LOTS of garlic. The rice was good. I have never had risotto, so I don't know if that's what its supposed to be like, but it was good.

We also have Chicken Pesto Wraps on the menu. I think I will make them Wed or Thurs. I was going to make them Tues, but we got too hungry and didn't have time to marinate them. But I LOVE pesto, so I don't know how these can be bad. OR

Feel free to post your favorite recipes too!!!!