Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Day 8 10/31/2006

Last night we had the baked citrus salmon and it was delicious. I over cooked it a tiny bit, but it was still really tasty. My baked potato was slightly funny textured but anything with chive sour cream is tasty in my opinion!

On Sunday we had the Spinach pasta with sundried tomatoes, and that was pretty tasty. I didn't think I liked sundried tomatoes, but they were pretty good in the pasta. We also had the creamy tomato balsamic soup, and that was ok...I wasn't the hugest fan of that but it was edible.

Today is Halloween so Kristyn and I are going out to dinner, so no new cooking adventures tonight.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Week 2

Sunday: Creamy Tomato Balsamic Soup, Chicken and Spinach Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes
Monday:Baked Citrus-Herb Salmon, Chive Sour Cream Baked Potato, Corn (Last Week's Recipe)
Tuesday: Out for Halloween
Wednesday: Cider-Glazed Chicken, Warm Spinach Salad with Apples, Bacon and Cranberries
Thursday: Chicken with Pear Sage Skillet Chutney, Green Beans with Hazlenut Lemon butter
Friday:Artichoke and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast, Peas
Saturday: Pan Roasted Chicken Cutlets with a Mustard Dill Sauce, Spinach Pear Salad with Honey-Bacon Vinaigrette
Sunday: Dry Rub Chicken with Honey BBQ Sauce with Pasta Salad

Grocery List:
Green Beans
Red Onion (2)
Red Bell Pepper
Pears (4)
Spinach (2)

Whole Chicken

Frozen Corn
Dijon Mustard

Feta or Goat Cheese

Friday, October 27, 2006

Day 5 10/27/2006

Today I didn't make dinner, but I did make a bunch of other stuff. More info to come at a later date ;-)

Day 4 10/26/2006

Tonight we ended up having Chicken Cashew Stir-Fry and Rice because of time constraints. We were out Halloween shopping, and then we got home and were very hungry so we needed to make something that took a bit less time. It was delicious, I think I added too much hot pepper flakes, but it was still really good.

In other news, Kris and I might be going to Troy for the weekend, so some of the other recipes are going to have to get pushed back to next week. But week 1 went wonderfully!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Crepes:

The Filling:

The finished product!

The crepes were amazing! They were some of the best crepes I had ever had! I was so proud of myself! I have wanted crepes for a couple weeks now, and I did it! I made them! WAHOO!

Day 3

So in addition to making enchilladas tonight, which isn't a new recipe, its actually one of my tried and true recipes, I'm making crepes for dinner. I plan on making a chocolate cool whip with chocolate chips. If it comes out decent looking, I'll take pictures and post them. I've been craving crepes for a long time now, and I decided to give in and just make them.

I'm debating entering my enchilladas recipe in one of the chicken cookoffs that are coming up this spring. Wish me luck.

I got notification that I made it through the first round of the build a better burger contest. So...wish me luck!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Day 2 10/24/06

Tonight's dinner was Almond Crusted Chicken with Scallion Rice. The chicken part was really tasty, but the rice was really bland. I could have totally done without the rice. It needed something, like a sauce or maybe some fat. The chicken was very tasty though. It was very easy to make, really quick too. The chicken was huge, so it took a little while to cook. Unfortunately because of that, the almonds burnt on the pan a little. But they fell off, and nothing else even tasted burnt.

Monday, October 23, 2006

My Inspiration

I was reading again tonight and decided to see if I could find Julie Powell's original blog that she did when she did her Julie/Julia Project. I found it and if you're interested - you can find it: here

Dinner 1

Tonights dinner was Broccoli and Smoked Turkey Focaccia Sandwiches. I wanted to make them with potato salad, but the dill at the store tonight didn't seem so great, so I had to put it off. I also couldn't get focaccia bread, so I ended up getting a loaf of roasted garlic bread, and that was really good, but I'd be interested in trying it on the focaccia. I made it with a side of broccoli because I had extra from what I steamed to add to the sandwich.

Overall it was pretty good. Probably a better lunch than dinner, but good none the less. It was very simple, and quite tasty. I'm still a bit hungry so I might have a little more. I think if I made the potato salad, it would have been perfect. When Kristyn eats it I will probably tell her to have it with some soup if she's still hungry. And also to toast the bread.

So day one was successful! Talk to you tomorrow!

Week 1 10/23/06

So this is Week 1:

Monday: Broccoli and Smoked Turkey Focaccia Sandwiches, Potato Salad
Tuesday: Almond Crusted Chicken with Scallion Rice
Wednesday: Enchilladas
Thursday:Baked Citrus-Herb Salmon, Chive Sour Cream Baked Potato, Corn
Friday: Artichoke and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast, Peas
Saturday: Chicken Cashew Stir-Fry, Rice
Sunday: Chicken and Spinach Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes

Grocery List
Red bell pepper
Frozen spinach

Deli turkey
Chicken thighes

Sour cream
Cream cheese
Goat or feta cheese - crumbled

Honey mustard
Roasted red peppers
Focaccia bread
Tomato sauce
Tortilla shells
Refried beans
Canned artichoke bottoms
Corn starch
Pineapple chunks
Sundried Tomatoes

My Cooking Blog!

So, in light of me reading a new book, I have decided to start a cooking blog, and post every day about the meals I'm making, and mishaps and other adventures that go along with it. I'm going to try to post my grocery list and menu every Sunday or Monday, and try to keep this very organized so that I can have the detail of this adventure documented. It is going to be cooking only, I have other blogs for my life experience. So here I go!

And if you want to be inspired like me, read "Julie and Julia: my year of cooking dangerously" by Julie Powell