Friday, January 28, 2011

Hey, MOM! Look at ME!!!

Well, my "unofficial" New Year's Resolution was to cook more often (by more often I of course mean cook in general...), and I must say I don't know WHAT I was thinking making all of these official resolutions my previous 22 years. I rock at the "unofficial" resolution biz!!

So far I've cooked about twice a week. First, it was Hungry Girl's "Queen-of-the-Castle Sliders, which is basically just a turkey burger (*note to self, Molly is not a fan of turkey meat). By the way, I highly recommend HG, she even has a show on the Cooking Channel (the GAC of the Food Channels). Then I just went for the classic Bertolli's, which I realize isn't full on cooking, but it's better than Whataburger! But we did add broccoli to it, and Molly tried to say she has never had broccoli before....struggle.

Any who... then I tackled taco soup. Might I add that I LOVE crock pots. They are (just for Kevin). It was wonderful though. I made it on the perfect day too, Hil and Mo were out of school due to snow and it was my day off. Plus we had a full house of guests. Everyone said it was good, except Hil said there was too much corn and Molly complained about the beans. Well, what can ya do?

Then tonight, I made baked ziti (well, penne, but who's checkin), salad and baked apples for dessert!! The girls liked it so that's a definite bonus! The ziti was a Weight Watchers recipe and baked apples was from All Recipe App on my phone. Baked apples is definitely one of my faves, but the recipe was not that healthy of one, so next time I'm gonna try to tweak it just a bit.

So, I'm basically a pro, I don't care what anyone says :) But what I have learned throughout this cooking adventure is that I'm pretty pumped to get married. Ya know, to have my own household, to where we are not having to split the bill every time we go grocery shopping or arguing over who has the post clean up duties, or the complaining really. (Not that I'm putting my future marriage above financial, chores or disliking each other's meals arguments).

Thanks for the encouragement with my cooking everyone and of course, THANK YOU for reading :)

Love ya'll,  MAL

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