Friday, February 5, 2010

Sorry Candice...

I have to apologize to Candice because this is going to be another one of those blog posts that is tainted by food!  I am having so much fun trying new recipes that I just can't help telling you about! So here goes...and Candice....stop reading because the following is about food and if you don't want to get hungry don't read!!

Last weekend we went to visit sweet Baby Grady and Big Sister Clara!!  They are both so adorable!  Clara is such a good helper with him, and seems to be adapting well!  She is beginning to want to be around me more often (and not just Grandma or mom and dad)...I have to say I LOVE IT! 

Our contribution to the weekend was cooking!  I love cooking for friends who have just had babies!!  There is something about it that is so rewarding, and I get to hold lots of babies!!!

Anyway, I decided to try a couple of new recipes out that I have had because someone else made them or because it just sounded delicious!!  I decided I would make the cinnamon rolls from Pioneer Woman, and I was surprised by how easy they are to make!  They do take some time because the dough has to rise, but it is easy to do the night before, and if you have a rolling pin made by my fabulous father-in-law then it makes it super easy to roll out the dough (thanks Dad C.!).  By far the best cinnamon rolls I have ever had!!!

For lunch that day we had grilled chicken that was coated in olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper (Paul made this up and this is now the only way we season our meats), and Homemade Macaroni Cheese!!!  I have a recipe for this and it contains Velveeta and I am beginning to HATE the taste of Velveeta so I was hoping to find something a little more sophisticated.  I had watched an episode of Real Cooking with Sunny Anderson over the summer, and had this recipe on my mind.  This recipe is very cheesy, and it has pepper jack in it for a KICK of spice.  We couldn't stop eating this!  It was so delicious!  I did have to stop I was getting a little sick from all the cheese, but man oh man I would make this again!!  I encourage you to try it out, and if you don't have time let me know, and I will have you over when I make because no one should have to live with out ever trying this dish!! 

Just get out there and start cooking people!!! I have realized that I am missing out on a lot of food when I just cook the same ole boring dishes over and over again!!!


Beth said...

Homecooked food is the best!! Glad your cooking up a storm!

Candice said...

Well....I didn't listen! But then, you have known me for almost 25 years, so why should I start now??? Luckily, I had lunch today before reading, so was not quite as bad.... Guess I will have to check out the website for all these yummy recipes!!