Friday, March 23, 2012

Pinterest...It's What's For Dinner

A couple of weeks ago, I made the resolution that each week I would make at least one dinner recipe from my growing Pinterest index.  Honestly, what good is it for me to find so many yummy recipes and never try them out?!?  Sure, I've heard of plenty of Pinterest fails, but I was wanting some new recipes and this was the perfect way to begin. 

This week ended up being a complete success thanks to my fabulous pinning abilities & I had 6 different recipes that were absolutely delicious!

This was delicious but made an absolute ton of food.  I think I still have another 2 meals worth in the fridge waiting to be eaten.  I'd definitely make this again, but I think I'd cut everything at least in half.  It wasn't totally & completely healthy, but it wasn't the most unhealthy thing I've ever fixed either.  It got a thumbs up from Hubby. 

I didn't make tacos with the tilapia, but I used the blackened rub to make some wonderful tilapia filets.  This is such a mild fish and I nice change from chicken, beef or it cooks super fast in a hot skillet so it's a really fast meal.  Another thumbs up from my mostly anti-fish Hubby. 

I have a new found love for Salt & Vinegar potato chips so I had to try this homemade version.  They were super duper easy & very yummy.  I'm always looking for new wasy to fix red potatoes and I think this method will definitely make it into the regular rotation. 

Of course I had to buy into the Kale Chip fad.  While it's not absolutely terrible, it's not necessarily my favorite roasted veggie.  I'd still prefer roasted asparagus or broccoli but I won't be letting the rest of my bag of kale go to waste, so we'll be eating this at least once more.  It has a good flavor, just not my absolute favorite; however, it is a nice option for a different veggie.   

I had some leftover spaghetti sauce in the freezer so I decided to whip these up as an alternative to regular lasagna.  We love lasagna in our house, but it's so much work for just the two of us.  These roll-ups were the perfect solution!  Big enough for a single serving and I even had a couple left over for later.  I'm thinking next time I'll make enough to freeze for future meals.  Thumbs up for sure! 
This wasn't the first time I'd made these Garlic Cheddar Biscuits (aka Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits), but Pinterest reminded me how easy they are!  These were delicious and I definitely cut the recipe in half...there was no way Hubby & I needed to eat 15 of these in one sitting! 

As Hubby said, Pinterest has been great for us...I can't wait to try many more new recipes!  


Danavee said...

That chicken enchilada pasta is one of our new faves! SO TASTY!

Adrienne said...

OH wow! These all look FANTASTIC! Yum :)

Amanda said...

I've been wanting to try that pasta! I'll definitely have to give it a go now! :)

Danielle and Trev said...

Those lasagna rolls look amazing!! Oh pinterest. So delicious but sometimes I wonder about the effects on my waistline. Loving your blog!!

Lindsey said...

I love love love that chicken enchilada pasta!!! It does make a ton, I think we ate it for lunch and dinner non stop for a couple days. Ha!