|Before and After roasting in the oven|
The above photos are from a Jamie Oliver roasted chicken recipe from his Food Revolution cookbook. This is a great cookbook if you are new to cooking-- like me, or even if you just want some good, basic recipes that are very tasty and affordable.
Hubby- delicious but maybe could have used a bit more seasoning
Me- Good but some of the veggies were still a bit hard. Probably would cut them up smaller next time.
Baby friendly dish.
I actually preferred when I made the whole chicken in the crockpot- the meal just fell off the bone and was so juicy. Hubby on the other hand prefers it to be roasted in the oven or on the BBQ. I think we will make it in the crockpot occasionally since it is super easy to do and nice to have dinner ready when you get home from work.
BLT Lettuce Wrap
Ridiculously easy and fast to make. Eating them can be a bit challenging since the lettuce will probably crack in your hands and juices will run down your arm. Not a first date food!
Hubby- Very good!
Me- Other than the lettuce cracking and making a mess, these are soooo good and easy. Will definitely have these again. Not so great for the baby to eat though so the downside was that I had to make something else for her.
Crock Pot Beef Carnitas
We used flour tortillas instead of corn like the recipe called for since last week we had corn tortillas and they were awful. Just fell apart and were kinda gross tasting!
Hubby- Amazing! These have to be added to the meal planning rotation!
Me- So good! Love how easy they were to make yet very healthy and affordable. Somewhat baby friendly dish.
Sesame Ginger Sweet Teriyaki Salmon with Garlic Quinoa
Hubby- Yum! Very good!
Me- So good! Would definitely make this again! Not a baby friendly dish (for a couple more months) because of the honey in the salmon marinade. The veggies and quinoa are fine for her though.
Will definitely make this again!
Zucchini and carrot muffins
|Fresh out of the oven|
I added dried cranberries for the dried fruit.
Hubby- Pretty good. Very dense but tasty considering how healthy they are
Me- Not bad. Makes me feel better about eating muffins!
Audrey- Mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm mmmm
I would make these again. They are definitely not cake muffins. I don't crave them the way I do with other muffins. They are great for on-the-run.
No Bake Energy Bites
I kinda messed them up this time though. I put too much dry ingredients so they didn't stick together that well. I think the honey needs to be liquified first to help everything stay together. I ended up using the leftovers that wouldn't stick together as granola in my yogurt for breakfast. Not wasting any goodness!
Hubby- Good except a bit crumbly
Me- Best thing I've ever tasted, except a bit crumbly!
So that's what I've been up to! I'm a regular ol' Suzie Homemaker now!