Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What I've Been Up to in the Kitchen

Recently I've felt the need to add some variety to our meals. Usually I just grill up some chicken or pork chops and add some veggies and pasta or rice or some sort of carbohudrate on the side. So in the interest of trying to spice it up a bit, I have tried a few new recipes that have been pretty good, so I thought I would share. Last night I made Pasta with Smoked Bacon, Butternut Squash and Spinach. It looks something like this:

And it was quite delicious. I have never cooked anything with a butternut squash before, but  liked it, and I love using seasonal ingredients. The recipe calls for 4 cups of sliced and peeled butternut squash. I got a large one from Krogers, got 4 cups out of it and it only cost $0.69. Slicing it up took a little time, mostly because you have to peel it and its an awkward shape (and I thught the skin might be too thick for a vegetable peeler, but maybe its not, I don't know) but aside from having to cut up veggies, it was really easy to make.

I also made these Spinach and Three Cheese Crepes. Except I added some bacon to mine because Derek needs meat in his meals. But if you just cook up a couple strips of bacon and throw it in the mix he's a happy camper. He really liked this meal.

I also made some Simple Sesame Noodles and added in some sliced grilled chicken. (Again, I must incorporate meat into all meals.) It too was pretty tasty and fairly easy to make.

So there are a few suggestions if you need some new, relatively easy meals to try. I think I might try these Wanna-Be P.F. Changs Lettuce Wraps next. I'll let you know how it goes.


Callie Nicole said...

Oh, those look great! I actually needed some new ideas, because I'm stuck in a cooking rut. Thanks for the suggestions!

Kari said...
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Kari said...

YUM! Will you cook for us when you come in November??!!?!

Chloƫ said...

That looks AMAZING! And I'll be sure to invite myself over whenever you make those wanna-be pf chang's wraps. :]