Sunday, November 20, 2011

Trying Pinterest Recipes

I have been attempting some new recipes that I have found on Pinterest. The first recipe I tried, Veggie Crescent Fold-Ups, got a thumbs down by everyone in our family.  Caleb gagged just by looking at the insides of them, but that is not entirely unusual for him.

I can't even find the link now, but you basically mixed cream cheese, sour cream, broccoli and carrots together with a few spices, spooned it onto crescent rolls and folded them up to bake.  The appeal for this one was chopping the broccoli and carrots pretty small so that picky eaters weren't as worried about the vegetable content.  I guess if the whole thing tastes like poo, then it doesn't matter if there are veggies hidden in it or not.  No one is going to eat them!

Which reminds me of something a pharmacist once said to me about a medicine I was picking up for Caleb.  It was a nasty smelling liquid antibiotic, and I asked if they could flavor it to make it easier for him to take.  She came back with, "Yes, but that medicine tastes like poop and if you flavor it, it is just going to taste like bubble gum poop."  

Moving right along, next I tried these two recipes in one meal.  

These were both a success.  Initially, I took the taquitos out too soon because they were getting pretty brown around the edges.  But once they cooled a bit, I realized they weren't very crispy at all.  So I popped them back in the oven for another 5 -7 minutes with foil on top and they were much better.

I LOVED this rice.  It tasted just like Chipotle's rice to me.  Added a side of black beans and it was a yummy meal that was pretty easy to make. (Steve did make the statement that although he liked these, taquitos by definition are supposed to be corn tortillas with beef inside, not flour tortillas with chicken.  These should have been called "flautas".  Note taken, I just follow the recipes sir, I don't name them.)

Lastly, we had Santa Fe Chicken Salad Wraps for lunch this week.

I did not even offer these to the kids, there were way too many things in them they would not have liked.  But I thought they had great flavor from the lime juice, cumin and cilantro, and it was a nice change of pace from a sandwich. 

Have you tried any new recipes lately?


Karah said...

I made those taquitos a few months ago too! I loved them (and so did the kids). Aaron just did a "meh, they're ok" kind of thing. LOL

Elisa | blissfulE said...

"I just follow the recipes sir, I don't name them." LOL! Great job trying some new things. They look yummy!