Don't worry, just like I'm not turning into a weight-loss blogger, I am likewise NOT turning into a food blogger. I suck at cooking -- I would like to be better, but I have no imagination and get frustrated and bored in the kitchen very easily. Lately, I have been really stuck in a rut with figuring out what to make for dinner.
I sat down on Pinterest to look for some new recipes (with the requirements being: quick, easy, cheap, and family--Emily--friendly). I opened a Google document and decided to challenge myself to find 3 new breakfast recipes, 5 new lunch recipes, and 10 new dinner recipes. I don't know why. But then I decided it would be a good idea if I actually TRIED the recipes I found and pinned.
Therefore, my challenge for May will be to try AT LEAST 1 new breakfast recipe (we usually only make breakfast on weekends), 2 new lunch recipes (either on weekends or made before hand and take to work), and at least 5 new dinner recipes. And then, somehow, I want to share the results and my reviews of the different recipes with you. It might also be fun to turn this into a monthly link-up but I am still trying to figure out how I would do that (suggestions welcome!).
So, here are the recipes I found that I would like to try. Some I already know I'm going to tweak and/or take short cuts on because, friends, I like things to be E-A-S-Y. All of the main recipes (and more!) can be found on my "Meal Planning" Pinterest Board, but I have also linked each one below -- you're welcome :)
2. Egg Salad & Spinach Sandwich
2. Slow-Cooker Pot Roast & Mashed Potatoes
8. Bacon & Spinach Quiche (I would be adding the bacon to this recipe)
9. Fall off the Bone BBQ Ribs w/ Bacon Ranch Potato Salad*
*This is something Jerry's step-mom makes so I will have to get the recipe from her and see if it's ok to share on here. From what I understand though, it's a pretty simple (but OHHH so delicious) recipe.
I honestly cannot wait to try those pulled pork sandwiches... and the blueberry cream cheese french toast casserole? Well, I never did say that any of these recipes were "skinny" or healthy. But for a once in a while deal? Yes, please.
Hopefully, by the time May is over, I will have risen to my self-imposed challenge and tried some of these recipes; at which time, I hope to have a couple "review" posts for you.
And... now I'm hungry.