Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fancy Pork Chops

I guess this is my week to make fancy looking food. For example, the salmon I made yesterday was just fried with a lot of things added to the top. Today, I fried some pork chops and did the same thing. Here is the Rachael Ray recipe:
Pork Chops with Balsamic Strawberry Salad and Pine Nut Orzo
I didn't think my husband would like the orzo because of the spices used, but he loved this meal. He just wants me to get meatier pork chops next time, the ones I used were sliced pretty thin.
I served some creamed corn and bread to make up for the lack of meat lol. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dressy Salmon and Potato Cakes

Last night was the first time I have made anything notable in a while, but here it is!
Well-Dressed Salmon
Crispy Mashed Potato Cakes
This is the best salmon recipe I have maybe ever made! The relish and the dressing really add a ton of flavor to the fish.
The potato cakes I found a little mushy, and I added salt to mine. But my husband loved them.
I would have made a picture, but the batteries in my camera are dead :(
So take it from word of mouth, this is worth trying!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Last week of June Recipes and Reviews

Sorry I haven't updated in a while, health issues got me down again!
This week I selected Rachael Ray recipes because I find them easy to look up and fast to cook!

Day 1- Smoky Red Rice and Chorizo with Black Beans- make sure you cook your rice and sausage longer than the recipe calls for
Day 2- Eating Out
Day 3- Green-Olive Chicken and Couscous- Eric loved this, I made it easy by buying precooked bag of chicken
Day 4- Pot stickers and Asian Salad
Day 5- Ground Beef Not-Potpies- have not made yet
Day 6- eating out

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Catching Up- April Completion of Recipes

Week 4 of April: (back to Rachael Ray!)

Cran-Raisin Barbecue Sauce over Chicken - I subbed some things for the maple syrup so it could have been better
Sloppy Chipotle Joes - AWESOME- we loved these
Braised Bockwurst and Warm Vegetable-Hard Cider 'Kraut with German Style Potatoes - this tastes like Authentic German food, Highly recommended from someone with an obsession for their foodstufs

That was it for this week, we ate out a lot and had leftovers.

Catching Up- More April Recipes

Week 3 of April:

Meatball Soup With Broccoli Rabe - Made with the spinach instead of rabe as it suggests, really good
Pork-Stuffed Collard Greens - This is as Southern as it gets! Great spices!
Basil Ceasar Salmon - Thought it was time to cook some fish again, this was one to use again
Quick Baked Chicken - like shepard's pie only with ground chicken
Creole Shrimp and Grits- Southern Food Again FTW! This time Creole, and it was terrific!

Catching Up- Weekly Recipes from April

Week 2 of April looked something like this:

Darryl Hannah's Curry (vegetarian) - Eric did not like
Thai Beef and Noodle Salad - We both loved this, easiest thing to make ever
Chipotle Chicken And Beans - a little spicy, but great
Confetti Meatloaf - a meatloaf with veggies? whoever heard of such a thing! 4 stars for this one and kiddie friendly

Update for Followers, New readers

I am changing my blog a little bit due to time constraints and other life things going on. Instead of a daily post, I am now going to focus on a weekly post of what I am cooking that week with links to the recipes. Lately I have been cooking different recipes than the usual Rachael Ray, and I am finding that I am not making as many changes and subs to these (ha ha kind of funny isn't it). So I might put some notes next to each recipe about it, but that will be about it for now.

Does anyone find this not as appealing or interesting? Please leave me some feedback!