Monday, February 15, 2010

Good News!

In my last blog I set a goal to try and cook one new recipe a week. Well, I'm happy to say that I did it last week and I have already done it this week (let me remind you that it is only Monday). Last week, I cooked fried rice for the first time. It was an easy recipe rice plus green onions plus scrambled eggs. I bought fried rice seasoning from the grocery store. (Next time I'm going to try the Ramen noodle seasoning packets my friends have suggested...remember I'm a college student on a budget)!! Anyways, I'm so proud of myself for that recipe. (Remember, I'm starting easy!)

Last week, while I was getting ready for class, I saw Emeril cooking "Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Dijon Herb Sauce" on Good Morning America. It looked so good that I went out and bought the extra stuff I needed to make it right away (I know the impulse buying thing is really a weakness of mine). Well, Jesse ended up bringing me home dinner so, I did not cook it. Tonight, though, I was really in the mood to cook (and those of you who know me know that this is not common for me). I cooked this recipe tonight and it was pretty good. It looked just like the picture and I followed the recipe completely so I'm thinking that maybe it was just my taste. It wasn't as good as I thought it would be but, it is a rather healthy dish (290 calories per serving I think) which is definitely an added bonus. Overall I would give it a 4 out of 5. If you think it looks good, try it, and let me know what you think!

You know I had to have something to go with it and what better idea than to try another new recipe. I have recently discovered the Pioneer Woman website ( I cooked her "Homemade Potatoes Au Gratin" and this dish made up for what the chicken dish lacked. Oh my was so good!!! I think I outdid myself (if I do say so myself). It reminded me of the wonderful comfort food my Grandmother Murell cooks. I thought all hope was lost for my cooking skills but, I think that I have hope after all.

Maybe blogging about my cooking journey is a good idea after all! Keep following...we will see.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you!!! I love the Pioneer Woman - she is awesome!! Let me know if you want any easy recipes (that are pretty "cost efficient" too)...I'll be happy to send them your way! Love the new layout of your blog, too....Lam 3:22 is one of my most favorite verses. Have a great week