I’ve been cooking since mid-August and It’s Not-So-Bad. I’ve also started a cooking journal where I can review dinner and record food spending- Our #1 Expense. I spend about 5 minutes each night writing about my “learning” experiences. I understand that not every recipe is going to go as planned and sometimes I will just completely fail, but I just gotta keep at it. Keep Moving Forward..Keep Building Confidence in the Kitchen.
August Recipes: (Click on the recipe name for the Printable version)
American Chop Suey – We made our own sauce, but the sauce recipe wasn’t so great, so I won’t bother sharing. I am very much looking forward to making homemade sauce again.
Butternut Squash Soup – I would definitely make this recipe again…YUM; however, next time I would chop the squash up nice and small before throwing it in the oven to cook. It took over 40 mins and it could have cooked longer.
Meatloaf – I enjoyed this recipe a lot! The red pepper and diced tomatoes made this meatloaf delicious. Not to mention the brown sugar topping. I switched out the oatmeal for Ritz crackers.
Hawaiian Style Boboli® Pizza (with Pepperoni & Pineapple) – Looking for a quick, delicious, and easy dinner? Grab some Boboli Pizza crust and make your own pizza. I will be looking for fresh or refrigerated dough for next time!
Pork Chops (Jeff’ Recipe) – Recipe to be posted. We love Jeff’s recipe and we will be making these again.
Ravioli Caprese – This was my complete “FAIL” recipe for the month. We ended up getting dinner at In & Out Burger and throwing these out. I made the ravioli way to thick and it ended up not cooking well and very doughy. I would try again..just need to make sure I read all directions before beginning. Cooking 101: Read your directions throughly first so you know exactly what the recipe wants you to do before you get started.
Spaghetti (with Sausage) – I whipped up some pasta and canned sauce and just added sausage. Easy recipe. Don’t forget the garlic bread.
Tacos (Jeff’s Recipe) – Using freshly fried corn tortillas, ground beef, and fresh veggies. – Recipe to be posted.
Teriyaki Chicken – This recipe sounded delicious, smelled good, but didn’t taste very good. I made a large batch so I have some extra in the freezer and I’ll give it another shot. Maybe cooking it on the grill next time around would be better.
Swedish Meatballs – Great recipe if you enjoy swedish meatballs. This could be a good dish to make for Super Bowl Party. I paired these meatballs with mashed potatoes. We enjoy IKEA’s swedish meatball dish when we shop.