2. Tonight, I made this meal! I got the idea from a recipe place online, but I basically made it up myself. I marinaded the chicken in a teriyaki sauce with some spices added in for a few hours. Then I baked the chicken on the skillet (what is the proper verb? baked? grilled? eh...) and placed it on top of a fresh salad I made! The bread is fresh, sourdough garlic bread from the artisan bread section of Safeway (I had a coupon and got the whole loaf for 99 cents!). Yummy, yummy meal!
3. This one is a little harder to see, but I made these little cookie desserts from scratch (well, except that, as Carl Sagan said, if I want to make it from scratch, I must first create the universe [seriously, please check out this amazing song!]). I mixed quick oats, smushed bananas, slices of strawberries, some soy milk, cinnamon, and a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Then I rolled them out into balls and added a honey glaze. I baked them at 325 degrees in the oven for about 15 minutes, and they are delicious! The strawberries are a little tart and the honey/chocolate is sweet.
4. This meal wasn't my greatest success... I think it needs something else. Any suggestions would be appreciated! I was reading this blog written by a woman who makes almost all her food instead of buying cans or packages, and she had a blog post where she talked about making her own spaghetti sauce. All of the pictures looked so good that I thought I'd give it a try. I added about a cup of flour, milk, a cup of mozzarella cheese, spinach, some baby 'bella mushrooms, and tomatoes. I put in some spices (some cayenne pepper, oregano, Italian spices, pepper) and served it over spaghetti noodles but afterwards it still needed quite a bit of salt to make it tasty.
The roll on the side was better! I followed this recipe for 'Chicken Puffs' but I called them Chicken Rolls because I think Puffs sound gross haha. They were tasty! They are kind of supposed to be appetizers. I had two for lunch though today :)
So that's my recent food experiments! Blake is definitely the cook between the two of us, but he said the food's been good! I'm definitely learning a lot about putting a meal together, so that's a good start! Today, I made some extra grilled chicken (minus the teriyaki marinade) for Blake to snack on throughout the week. He really likes leftovers, so I made food just for leftovers! I also made a Mediterranean Pasta with bread crumbs, Italian dressing, grilled chicken, and tomatoes at the beginning of last week. Blake and I have been dipping into it whenever we want a quick snack.
Well, I start work this week, so if you're tired of reading about food, don't worry... there probably won't be anymore pictures or recipes!