I tend to experiment a lot in the kitchen. Not so much making up new things but trying out other people’s recipes. Generally there are more hits than misses but it goes in waves. And I am in a bit of a slump right now. Which is part of why I haven’t posted in over a week.
To make things worse, I remember to take pictures when the food is bad but my successes I forget to photograph.
Last week I made two Pampered Chef recipes. During my Pampered Chef shows I have been known to say “I have never met a bad Pampered Chef recipe.” Up until this week every recipe that I got off the Pampered Chef website was a home run. I made the Easy Tortellini Toss and the Chicken Caesar Salad Skillet and I would not make them again. To be fair I didn’t have enough of the Crushed Peppercorn and Garlic Rub to make the first dish so I substituted but I think it would have been too hot if I would have had enough. The Chicken Caesar Salad Skillet might not have been too bad but I didn’t get the romaine lettuce in a warm dish.
Early this week I made Philly Cheesesteaks in the slow cooker. Yet another disappointment. After these mini disasters (yes, I tend to take it personally when I put out sucky food) I got less adventurous. Taco night and BBQ chicken from a local church. I just couldn’t take more disappointment.
To be fair, it wasn’t all bad. We had leftover fajita meat and veggies which made an AWESOME fajita salad. I could eat that every day. Yes, I said that about a salad.
This Monday I made Salisbury Steak and white rice (a personal favorite of mine) but it is an old stand-by, nothing new. And, no pictures. I will post the recipe soon.
Yesterday I baked up some pork chops and made a delicious potato salad (even DD raved about it). No pictures. Rats!
So today I remembered to take pictures again and, that’s right, another dinner disappointment. I didn’t even finish it.
But I got lots of pictures.