Thursday, October 20, 2011

little less sandra, little more martha

i'll admit it...i'm a cookbook hoarder. i like looking at them, i like having them hanging out on my shelf in my kitchen...BUT i don't cook out of them often. at least not on a regular weekday basis.

but i DO have another secret weapon in the kitchen...the same secret weapon i use to make outfits, and find new jewelry to craft.

of course...i mean pinterest.

this week, i've made THREE new dishes from recipes i've pinned....and they have all been awesome.

kinda makes me a little less like crazy sandra lee (except i do LOOOOVE me some cocktail time...just not of the crazy sandra variety. the regular people kind...not the this-is-loaded-with-all-sorts-of-booze-imaginable-plus-a-nasty-ingredient kind) and little more martha stewart (minus the whole convicted felon thing).

first up, sunday night's super easy dinner of spaghetti with artichoke hearts and tomatoes.  this was super light, but still felt a little rich...AND the leftovers were awesome.

monday night the hubs grilled up some ribeyes, and i baked some potatoes for our anniversary....i was LITERALLY in a red meat coma all night. but it was totally worth it.

tuesday and wednesday meant double-duty for arguably my most favorite kitchen tool....the crockpot. is there anything better than dumping a bunch of stuff in to cook in the morning, and having dinner ready when you get home?? NOPE.

tuesday was crockpot ravioli casserole...which i totally did not take a picture of. probably because i was starved at dinner and went at that bowl of pasta like a crazy person. not the most original of dishes...but it was good.

then last night....OMG last night. randomly, we went from summer to winter in 24 hours here in the peach i figured a nice bowl of soup would be delish. and delish it was.....holy. cow. this was totally a paula deen approved recipe for crockpot creamy chicken and rice soup...BUT i think you could have it as a brothy soup by stopping before the whole "mixing the rue and adding it" step....cuz you don't have to have the creaminess from the half and half and whole stick of butter....but DAMN if it wasn't ridiculously amazing.

AND i'm totally gonna pull a good daughter move and drop the leftovers off at mama's work for her and the dad to enjoy tonight for dinner....gotta keep my spot as favorite daughter, ya know??

if you wanna check out the other recipes i've been pinning away, you can follow my food board here....but he warned, there are NOT a lot of salads to be had =)

happy thursday ya'll!


SSS said...

Glad to know someone else is in the Cookbook-Collection-but-don't-use-them Club.

Nice work on your dishes!

Mrs. Smith said...

I've made that same PW recipe. I love it... but I altered it quite a bit. I cut the cream in half (and actually used 1/2 and 1/2 instead), also 1/2 the butter, 1/2 the oil. I added vegetable stock in place of the extra cream. And, then to make it even better... about 3oz of goat cheese. SO good.q

katherinebee said...

Heck yes! Following you!

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