Tuesday, March 13, 2012


It's been so long since I've posted on here...so I'm forgetting the update and moving on!

Lately, I've been trying really hard to make a menu, make few trips to the grocery store, eat out less, and cook more.  This post provides a couple of awesome recipe recommendations!

Things I've tried recently:
  • Chicken Tikka Masala 
  • Slow cooker Mexican
  • Breakfast pizza
  • Spinach & ricotta-stuffed shells with shrimp
  • Pita pizzas
Most of these have been from a friend's food blog (which I would HIGHLY recommend, in general).  Overall, we've like all of the dishes above with the chicken tikka masala easily taking 1st place!  Her blog is at sarahwalbridge.wordpress.com.  Seriously...check it out!

I also just got a bread machine from someone on Craigslist for free!  What a great deal.  It works perfect and is so easy...even easier than running to the store for bread!  I've been using a recipe from allrecipes.com, which was rated 5 stars by hundreds of people.  They were right.  It's great.  (You can find the recipe here.)

My biggest struggle is actually using all of the produce I buy for each recipe before it goes bad.  It seems like I always have too much celery or green onions.  I've found that cheesy potato soup loaded up with lots of extra veggies works great.  We also threw a bunch of stuff in the crockpot (with chicken and ground pork making of a majority of it) last weekend, spiced it up Indian style, added veggies at the end, served it over rice, and it was delicious.  It was one of those things that I'm not sure could be recreated if we tried.

I'd also like to find a good curry recipe, so if anyone out there could send one my way, I'd appreciate it.

Well, it's time to get back to writing my thesis!