Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Food & Words

Around my 26th birthday (Oct 23) I made a list of 27 things I wanted to accomplish by my 27th birthday.  Not quite 3 months in I am kickin ass & takin names.  I have already completed 2 goals & am well on my way to having a few more accomplished as well.  

#12. Make 12 new recipes
(I really should've aimed higher as I usually do at least 1 every week...I've already surpassed 12 but I'll share 12 of them with you.)

Oven Fajitas
This was really good.  I liked doing it this way because you could just walk away from it...and make a larger quantity than if you used a pan on the stove top.

Wisconsin Beer Cheese Soup Recipe...this was made for football season!
This was bomb.  Like I've been thinking about making more, especially because it's cold.  I'm a sucker for soup, bacon, beer, & cheese so this obviously did not disappoint.

Crock Pot Sausage & Cheese Tortellini
This was also super good.  There were a couple of times when I didn't heat it up while at work & it's just as good cold as it is warm.

I'm not 100% sure I'd make it again.  It wasn't bad.  I mixed the onion soup in rather than put it on top & maybe that changed it?  The rice was good but the chicken had zero flavor.

Beer and Bacon Dip
I made this for a Christmas party.  It was a huge hit.  Again with the bacon, beer, & cheese...I'm from the Midwest what can I say?

avocado bacon and eggs
These. Were. Gross.  Perhaps they would've been good straight out of the oven but I made them to eat for breakfasts all week.  I couldn't do it.  I ate part of one & threw the rest away.

Quick and Easy Cheddar and Chicken Stuffed Peppers
These were also gross.  It was all the mac & cheese's fault.  If that had been better it wouldn't be bad but it was a terrible mac & cheese recipe.

Ultimate Grasshopper Cookies
These were so good.  I'm both happy & sad they're all gone. 

Salty Caramel Turtle (pretzel, Rolo and pecans) -- they look delicious!
See above.  I could eat these all day long.  Super easy too.

Biscuits and Gravy Casserole
I screwed this one up.  I didn't realize you needed a smaller dish (which I don't have) so the gravy is too thin & the biscuits are too done.  I'm just going to make more gravy to put on top of what I already have.

chicken parm casserole
This wasn't terrible.  I much prefer just regular chicken parmesan though.  I probably won't make it again.

Easy Chicken Fried Rice is cheaper than take out, and much healthier too! #dinner
It was good.  I was bored with it after day one, but it was good.  I used shrimp instead of chicken though.  I also made this Yum Yum Sauce to go with it because I fell in love with that sauce when I had hibachi while I was in MN.

#18. Turn Pinterest quotes board into a book

I should mention that I also failed one.  #6. Monthly girls' night w/Kickass Cousin.  Quite frankly I don't know why I made this one when I did.  I think I was just so focused on moving home this coming summer that I got excited.  We saw each other on Thanksgiving & Christmas but we won't even be in the same state again until June which makes Jan-May pretty impossible.

Another 2 are about half done as well.


    Bacon, beer, cheese. Please don't let me leave this page up or the boy will require me to make that asap!
    Congrats of kickin major ass on your goals!

  2. They all look yummy and i knew there was a reason I liked you. You have my mama's bday!

  3. You are totally a Midwestern, bacon, cheese. Ha!

  4. The Bacon Beer Cheese soup and the dip sound really good!

  5. to be honest, i've seen those baked eggs in avos, i love eggs and avos but they look gross!! so glad i didn't try them. that fried rice looks so good, but i totally get bored with rice very quickly as well. that oven fajitas recipe looks super easy and awesome.

  6. Oven fajitas are on my list soon. They're so easy.