Adventures in Domesticity

Thanks to the wonderful invention that is Pinterest, my dear sweet husband has been the guinea pig for a lot of new recipes lately! And, thankfully, they’ve all turned out well. Here are a few that we have tried that we liked:

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili:
The last time we tried a Weight Watchers recipe, it didn’t end well. We both took a few bites and couldn’t eat more. This time, however, even Mr. I-don’t-eat-leftovers ate the leftovers! It was good to eat as chili from the bowl and good to eat on tortilla chips as a sort of dip.

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes:
Anyone who knows me well knows I love tomatoes. I could eat them like apples if it didn’t make such a mess. So when I saw this baked tomato recipe, I knew we had to try it. They were REALLY good. I accidentally thought it wanted fresh thyme instead of fresh oregano so that’s what I used and it was really tasty. The parmesan had just the right amount of saltiness to go with the tomato. Definitely going to have to make these again.

Garlic-Rubbed Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Bacon:
Well, we all know how I feel about tomatoes from the last recipe and everything is better with bacon, so how could this possibly go wrong? I didn’t use the fancy cheeses listed in this recipe because I never have them on hand and if I bought them, I might never use them again… so I went with classics: cheddar, mozzarella, and parmesan. I also totally forgot to rub the garlic on the bread (they smelled so good, I got distracted…) and it was still REALLY good.

Breaded Garlic Chicken in Lemon-Butter Sauce:
Oh garlic, how I love thee. This recipe was really good. I, of course, added extra garlic because I love it so. I’m also really lucky that Stephen does too because the smell might kill some non-garlic lovers. I was a little worried that the chicken would have an “eggy” taste from browning it first in the egg-parmesan mixture, but it did not. Maybe the garlic overpowered that, too 🙂 I served it simply over some angel hair pasta with a little butter, salt and pepper and we both really enjoyed it.

Pizza Casserole:
Pizza casserole, renamed Pizzagna by a friend of mine. This was tasty and easy. I followed this recipe exactly as it is (but let’s be honest, garlic could have been added!) and it was good. I made it last night, before Blizzard 2012 hit the Denver Metro area and with only two of us, we can be assured to have enough food to wait out the storm. I’m betting the leftovers are actually better than fresh (since most tomato based pasta dishes get better the longer the ingredients marry) and I’m looking forward to having some soon. It is about lunch time…

And, for the Super Bowl this Sunday (which will be at our house!) I’m attempting Blue Moon Cupcakes. Should be a hit with my cute husband since Blue Moon is his favorite beer.

If you’d like to follow my obsessive pinning habit, I can be found here.

And also, why have I never thought of this before?

I love ginger ale and I love strawberries. Why have I never put the two together until I saw this?

2 thoughts on “Adventures in Domesticity

  1. Pizzagna is amazing. I don't know why, but it really is better re-heated. I know when Sandi did it she prepared it the night before and just stuck it in the over the following night, which made for an easy weekday dinner.

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