I’ve been absent from here for a long time. I’ve been spending my time being super tired, stressed, and annoyed with the world. Care to join me?
When I’m tired and stressed and annoyed, the last thing I want to do is cook. These are the days that I truly hate cooking, so I look to others for fast/easy recipes that I can use to get through the week until the weekend when you know I’ll be ordering Chinese food delivery. Sometimes they work out, other times they go up in flames. Here are a couple recents –
A recipe fail (one of many):
Pinterest – Crock Pot French Onion Soup. It turned out so disappointing! Like, I could barely eat it – I did anyhow because I was starving, but it was not good. I can’t even find the exact recipe that I used, but I think that some things are just not meant to be put into a slow cooker. I really do want to punch everyone who gave the recipe rave reviews though, they must have no idea what the real thing tastes like.
Recipe wins (because that’s what people care about!):
Table for Two – Honey Soy Chicken. I loved how few ingredients were needed to make this recipe and I was able to prep. it in 10 minutes while H ate his dinner, which is like gold. It came out delicious, I would make this one again for sure. I served it on top of white rice, and would have served with green beans if I had the time to make them that night.
Table for Two – Take Out, Fake Out: Beef and Broccoli. This was a crock pot meal, and I really didn’t have high hopes for it because I’ve tried to make beef and broccoli in the crock pot before with very mediocre results. This one was different! I had to double it, which you’d think is like not rocket science but sometimes it doesn’t work well. This one worked perfectly fine, and it was delicious. I’m looking forward to eating leftovers later.
Table for Two – Holy Yum Chicken. This recipe sounds really weird – it’s mainly dijon mustard and maple syrup, but it got so many great reviews that I decided it was worth trying. It was very good. I preferred the Honey Soy Chicken over this one, but that’s mainly because I prefer Asian flavors if given the choice.