Monday, February 20, 2012

Five Faithful Pinterest Recipes

Have we talked before about how much I don't enjoy cooking? I lovvvvve eating but hate the labor involved in creating a good meal. The actual cooking part is pretty fun... it's the cleanup that completely ruins it for me. If I could just hire someone to pick up the kitchen after me I'd be golden.

Since I'm now blessed enough to be off work in the evenings I've been doing my best to make several meals at home every week. I'm not the fastest cook so even a really simple meal can take me over an hour to prepare. I also get tired of eating the same go-to recipes over and over. Oh and I'm really picky. Hence, I'm always looking for relatively quick and yummy new recipes.

Enter Pinterest (as always). I've seen hundreds of delicious looking pictures of food but just because 1,252 people have pinned a recipe doesn't exactly mean that the meal is going to be decent. It just means that someone knew how to take a good picture. I've taken some gambles and tried my fair share of these recipes anyway though. I'm such a risk-taker.

Here are a few of my favorites. Now you'll have at least one positive critique should you decide to try one of them out for yourself...

Absolutely delicious. I make them pretty regularly... sans the poppy seeds. :)

Hands down one of my favorite recipes ever. I consider them to be quite a bit of work but they're totally worth it. I usually double the recipe so I can freeze a dozen of them.

Made this one a couple of weeks ago. Super simple to throw together and is a great comfort food. I added half a packet of Ranch Salad Dressing Mix and some garlic powder to the crockpot to help with the flavor. I served the chicken over white rice.

Penne and shrimp in a tomato cream sauce. I need to make this again asap.

Amazing. Had it twice last week. End of story.

And this week I'm going to be trying out some Parmesan Crusted Chicken.  
I'll let you know if it turns out to be another winner!


bee said...

YUMMY!!! Looks like you have some great meals going.

texasholls said...

All of these look great but just looking at all that cheese makes my stomach hurt! :) However, you have inspired me to get on Pintrest and look for new recipes more often.