No, I still haven’t made that cake! But I have a plan. A plan that involves making that cake. But in the meantime, we have been trying all kinds of new and exciting recipes. Sometimes we try the same new and exciting recipe over and over again because we like it so much. For whatever reason, I like to spread the food discoveries around. I really didn’t cook too much until we got married so the food world still has a lot of undiscovered territory for me. I get excited when I find something new and delicious and think everyone else should make it too. So, here are some of the things we’ve been eating lately.
(I was going to be fancy and put pictures with all of these, but fancy is overrated. There are plenty of pictures to be found at the links)
Oh man. We have made these so many times this summer. They are SO good we have to stop ourselves from eating the whole pan in one go. Also, they are really super easy! I just cook the chicken in a crock pot all day and then it pretty much shreds itself. Seriously, make them! You will be doing yourself a favor.
Also, I’ll just take this moment to say that I discovered this blog a few months ago and proceeded to make a several other things from it (but mostly I just ogle the desserts). Never have I been disappointed! Some other winners so far include Taco Pasta and Pork Carnitas. I have a backlog of all the recipes I want to try out.
I guess we have had a thing for enchiladas this summer. We didn’t love these as much as the others (we only made them once!), but they were still pretty easy and tasty. I think some black beans would be a great addition to this one.
I stumbled across this recipe a little while ago and I was just AMAZED at the concept. And by amazed I mean kind of grossed out. It just seemed so wrong. So wrong that I had to try it and see if it could possibly work. And it was surprisingly good! Drewbles could hardly stop eating it. It had a really nice flavor and, really, how could I ever object to mac and cheese anything? I did add a can of tomatoes with green chilis, just because it was so orange, and I’m glad I did. Also—so super easy and fast. That seems to be the theme here today…
Last week we finished (re)reading all the Series of Unfortunate Events and to celebrate we had a delightful themed dinner including chilled cucumber soup (we used Greek yogurt instead of regular), aqueous martinis and puttanesca with fettucine. I have to admit, this recipe intimidated me. Capers? Anchovies? Well, mostly those two things intimidated me. BUT it was actually quite easy and really good. I used anchovy paste instead of anchovies, as someone suggested, since it’s easier to keep on hand and won’t gross me out. Only a villainous person could turn down such a delicious thing.
Confession: I did not grill the corn. But this still turned out delicious. Homemade salsa of any variety really is just so much better than store bought (not that I would turn down store bought). One day when we have a yard with a garden with a dozen tomato plants, I will make salsa every day. Or at least every other day.
We’ve had these twice in the last week! Surprise surprise—they’re the easiest cookies in the world to make. Even I, an exceptionally slow cooker (hah), can make this dough in five minutes. Plus you get bonus points for being able to tell people they only have five ingredients! It makes for a fun guessing game.