Monday, August 29, 2011

Pinterest challenge

Do you Pinterest?  Are you as obsessed as me? If so, maybe you have found yourself pinning like crazy yet doing nothing with your pins.  I certainly did, so I challenged myself to cook 5 meals I pinned in one week.  I was too busy eating to take pictures of all my meals {alright, I forgot}, so some of the following are not my doing.  Also, I typically work part-time and that week I had to work full-time so my goal ended up being overly ambitious.  I don’t know how full-time working mamas do it all!  Find the full recipes by clicking on the recipe title or the picture provided.

Day 1

Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps

Verdict: Tasty!  I followed the recipe, omitting sour cream.  Next time I would also leave out the green onions.  They weren’t too my liking and I didn’t think they were necessary.

Day 2

Day 1’s leftovers.  Smile 

I was tired after a long day’s work!

Day 3

Balsamic Caprese Panini


Verdict: Fast and simple to make, delish to eat!  Even better was the fact that the tomatoes and basil were straight from my garden, so it was inexpensive to boot.  I forgot to take a picture until after I had taken a few bites.  I would apologize for the pic, but heck people, this is real life! Smile

Day 4 & 5

Grilled Chicken with Lemon Basil Pasta 


Verdict: Blah.  I followed the directions to a T, yet my sauce clumped once it cooled.  Besides that, I thought the flavor was very one-dimensional.  Cooked onions would have been a nice addition, as would have extra pepper.

Day 6 & 7

Fragrant Shredded Beef Stew

Verdict: Tasty, but not enough liquid for a soup/stew.  Really, after it was done it was more like a pot roast with just enough liquid left to make gravy.  We actually ended up using the tortillas left over from Day 1 to make wraps with the beef.  If you want it to be a stew you would need at least one if not two more cups of liquid.


So there you have it.  A week’s worth of pinned meals to make me feel better about my Pinterest obsession.  Now if I could only muster up the gumption to start crafting…

1 comment:

  1. We are panini obsessed at our house.. our panini press gets used at least once a day, so I'm def. trying that one! Keep doing this, you'll help me with my meal planning :)