Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Recent recipes

I feel kinda boring lately. Darby and I are really trying harder to stick to our budget, so we haven't been going out much. I haven't been bored, but the stuff we've been doing isn't really blog-worthy. Plus, I never remember to take pictures. Posts always seem so much more fun when they have accompanying pictures.

One fun thing we did this weekend was go over to a couple from church's house for dinner. Jenn and Jamie are a lot of fun, and they have an adorable two-year-old, Sean. Jamie cooked steak and potatoes, and it was delicious! It was nice to get to know another couple from church a little better. We love our church so much!

One thing I have been doing a lot of lately is cooking and baking. Here are some of the more recent recipes I've tried. I get most of my recipes from food blogs (although I have my share of cookbooks and cooking magazines, as well). I'll link to each recipe. At least those websites have pictures! :)

Cinnabun Cake
This was so good! It really does taste just like a cinnamon roll, but it's so much easier to make. Plus, it's great for dessert or breakfast.

S'more Cookie Bars
This is what I brought for dessert when we went to Jenn and Jamie's house. They are really rich and good. They taste just like a s'more, but they're a lot less messy to eat.

Rosemary Chicken with Zucchini
I made this when our friend Aubrey came over for dinner. She's been on a low-calorie diet since the beginning of the year and is doing really well. I didn't want to mess her up, so I decided to cook something super-healthy. This was kind of a change for me, since I tend to gravitate to recipes that include pasta, bread, cheese, or all three! This dish was actually very flavorful, though. I'd make it again, even if we didn't have a health nut eating with us. :)

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
This was soooo good! Darby loved it. And I'm always on the lookout for Crock Pot recipes. Although, it's hilarious when I make them because they're always ready when I get home from work at 4:45. So we just go ahead and eat! We're getting old. One change I made to this recipe: Instead of topping with cheese at the end, I stirred about 4 oz. of Velveeta into the soup during the last 20 minutes of cooking because I had Velveeta on hand.

Hope you enjoy!


Jamie, Jenn, Sean and Baby Lance said...

Thanks for sharing the recipes (especially the smores one... I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since Saturday!!!)

Hope you are having a good week!

Sallie said...

I printed the recipes but you know how I am...will I ever really make them? I wish I could remember what you called me one time when I put a barbecue magazine back on the shelf because I knew I wouldn't do it!