Tuesday, February 19, 2013

cookin up some new stuff

I don't know why I find myself blogging about cooking so much. So far, I think we've covered canning green beans, black raspberry jelly, strawberry freezer jam, and fire roasted crayfish.
I actually do not like to cook.  I do, however, love to eat.
As evidenced by my morbid obesity.
I also spend a good amount of time on Pinterest.
Because I'd rather be on the internet than out running.

Perhaps you've seen some of the Pinterest "testing" type sites.... pinterestyouaredrunk, pintester, and the like.  Basically, they try out things from Pinterest and/or just make fun of crazy things on Pinterest.   By the way....do you follow me on Pinterest?  Click over there to the right and follow me.  From time to time I pin something worthwhile.  Other times, I pin crap.  I trust that you can decide what you want to waste your time on.

So, here are a few recipes that I found on Pinterest and how I liked them:

1.  Buttermilk-Blueberry Breakfast Cake
This is great.  Worth making.  Not sure how many calories or anything like that, but who cares?  Not me, obviously.

2.  Italian Crockpot Chicken
I kept seeing this pinned and repinned, so I thought I'd try it.  It was just meh.  Many of the comments I saw raved about it, but I'm not sure I would make this again.  It looks gross, which would be ok if it tasted great.  But it tastes like chicken with italian dressing and cream of chicken soup on it.  Which is basically what the recipe is.  Not impressed.

3.  Glazed Doughnut Muffins
These were pretty good.  I didn't have to buy any special ingredients.  You should have everything you need in your pantry.  I overbaked them, which made them not as good as they could have been, but still good.  Good if you only have basic ingredients on hand.  Easy & quick.

4.  Spicy Lemon Garlic Shrimp
This is actually from the Pioneer Woman.  But I've made it twice in the past 2 weeks.  I don't use the fresh parsley, because I forgot it the first time and the second time I couldn't find any.  I just threw in some dried italian seasoning and called it good.  I made pasta and threw in the shrimp and the pan juice when it was done, and called it dinner.  The first time I used frozen raw shrimp in the shell, which was a pain to eat, but tasty.  The second time I used cooked, peeled shrimp, and it turned out just as well and was easy to eat.

Sorry I don't have something more interesting to post.  Like I've said before, there are lots of things that happen that I can't blog about because I wouldn't want the person to know it's about them.  Maybe if I outlive everyone I know, I will become a super-blogger.  Or just old.  Either one.

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