Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What's for Dinner - Hit or Miss

This past week was pretty busy, so I didn't have a chance to experiment with any new recipes.  Plus, hubby has taken over the cooking duties and it's tough work convincing him to try something new let alone requiring it to be healthy. Noooo, we can't have steak and potatoes every night dear. Actually, last night he made Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp and it was pretty good, even if he did burn the garlic bread - twice.

Meanwhile, I've been gathering more dinner ideas. This week I have pinned these:
Creamy Chipotle Black Bean Chicken, a simple dinner idea.
Chicken breasts topped with black beans, corn and zesty tomatoes, cooked in foil packets on the grill for an easy summertime meal
Southwest Chicken Foil Packet

These were pinned on different days, so I must be craving Tex-Mex. Good thing it's YoTaco Wednesday.

The weather has been getting warmer, so I really like the idea of sending the hubby out to the grill instead of making my house hot with the oven. I'm going to put that Southwest Chicken Foil Packet on the list for next week. I'll let you know how it turns out. 

Of course, not all my pinned selections turn out well.  I was really excited to try a Crock Pot Orange Chicken recipe I found. It was supposed to be just like Panda Express. 
Panda Express slow cooker orange chicken. Yum!
Doesn't that look yummy? This is what mine looked like:
This picture looks much better than what it really looked like and it tasted just awful. It will not make a return to our house.

Remember all the strawberries I purchased last month? I was really looking forward to making some fruit leather and pinned this:
Homemade Fruit Leather - it's Strawberry season so I'm going for it!
This is what mine looked like:
It stuck to the paper and was hard as a rock. I couldn't get my oven temperature any lower and it was just a disaster. I almost cried over this one. Oh well, we can't win them all. At least it's fun trying. I hope you'll share below if you have found any good recipes...I'm always looking for more!
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