Saturday, April 27, 2013

Cook Club: Week 16

Not really a new recipe this week, just an old recipe with a twist.

I've been making a fettuccine with feta and chicken (modified) recipe for a while now.  It includes, as the name would imply, fettuccine, feta and chicken.  It also includes a can of diced tomatoes, white wine and a crapload of spinach.  Since we have a Swiss Chard plant, but with no idea of what to make with it, I opted to switch out the spinach (which I would have had to purchase) with the chard.  It worked well, but I think I like the spinach a little better - less of the "generic bitter green" flavor.  Of course, that being said, the left overs tasted exactly like those made with spinach; but this is likely because the spinach in the left overs takes on a very "generic bitter greens" flavor.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cook Club: Week 15

No new recipes this week, but we did eat at a new restaurant. 

I've been wanting to go to Paisano's next to the Chipotle for a while, but any time we're over there, we're always on our way to Chipotle. 

I was extremely happy with my meal (spaghetti with Italian sausage) and I ate it all.  Shawn had the chicken parm and also ate it all.  The portions aren't huge (we did, after all eat all of our food in one sitting), but they're also not small portions (our excuse is that we went swimming for an hour that day as well as spent half the day doing yard work).  Would I go there again - hell yeah.  The prices are cheaper than Olive Garden, the food is good, and they have an AWESOME Chianti.  Or rather, I just really like it (your mileage may vary).

Monday, April 15, 2013

Cook Club: Week 14

This week we made two new recipes - "Katniss craved Cheesy Rolls" from the Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook and Balsamic Chicken from the How to Boil Water cookbook.

First the Chicken.  It's very similar to our normal Balsamic Chicken, but with more work (cooking the chicken in the oven).  But it also uses less sugar.  It was good, and both of us wouldn't mind having it again, but considering I know I'll be the one making it, it means that we'll probably revert back to our normal Balsamic Chicken with maybe more garlic and less sugar.

The Cheesy Rolls.  They use Bisquick as a base - which is always fun because it makes them easy.  It also has cheese.  And garlic.  And therefore are delicious.  We made 12 rolls, which are basically my cookie scoop size.  They were delicious warm, and almost as good the next day and the day after that.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Cook Club: Week 13

FAIL!  massive FAIL!  I should insert a picture of the Fail Whale here, but that may be trademarked by Twitter...

This weekend we did not make any new food, nor did we eat at any new restaurant.  But it was Easter Weekend, and we did go to my inlaws', but I just not feeling up to making a new dessert item, and so I didn't. 

Oh well, we can't ALL be perfect.