Thursday, August 20, 2015

Some Random Recipes for Your Thursday

I feel like everything I write about these days is random, so here's some more randomness for you on a random Thursday!

But first, Syd declared earlier this week that my "cooking implement" drawer needed to be organized (it did). So she did it:
Her rate is $150/hour; comment on this blog if you'd like to hire her. She currently has a 3-month waiting list.

I came across this cooking website recently when I was searching for easy dutch oven recipes.  I bought the ingredients for the Quinoa Enchilada Casserole, and it turned out GREAT.  It looked exactly like the picture when it came out of the oven, and we all loved it.  (It tasted great leftover too.)  We'll be having that again for dinner.

I also tried the Baked Parmesan Zucchini.  They turned out alright, but I probably won't make them again (I can't put my finger on why we didn't love them).  I have two zucchini left, and plan to use them for Zucchini Parmesan Crisps as soon as I buy some Panko.  I'll let you know how they turn out!

I tried this dish for breakfast this morning.  It was good-ish.  I think it could haven been better had I actually followed the directions.  I cooked the quinoa last night and stored it in the fridge (quinoa is good for 6-7 days in the refrigerator), but didn't want to use the exact measurements listed in the recipe to make the entire batch all at once, because I knew it wouldn't all get eaten today.  So I just put some quinoa in my bowl, drizzled on a little honey, splashed in some milk, and added Craisins and frozen blackberries on top (a weird combination, now that I've finished eating it).  (I skipped the brown sugar altogether because I was too lazy to get the stool so that I could reach the shelf where the brown sugar resides).  I think the dish would have been delicious had I NOT skipped the brown sugar and been a little more precise with measurements.

I'm trying the slow cooker spaghetti sauce and slow cooker chicken teriyaki next.

All that being said, I have no idea what we're having for dinner tonight.  What are YOU having?!


Anonymous said...

Good job organizing, Sydney! Wish I could afford your rates.

Ashley Wyckoff said...

I wish I could afford her rates too (she gave me the family discount for the drawer)!