One of my latest resolves is to do a better job of cooking for my family. Here are a few things I’ve tried recently:
This Chicken Giardino recipe. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because it was my favorite dish at Olive Garden for years. They don’t seem to have it any more, so I was looking for an approximate copy. I used zucchini, peas (frozen), and broccoli for the veggies. Next time I’d cut the amount of red pepper — it was too hot for my kids. Pretty yummy, though.
This Martha Stewart Bean Burrito recipe, which was much fancier than my typical can of refried beans, a little cheese, and stick it in the microwave method. It was pretty easy and very good. Definitely serve with salsa. They say you can freeze the already-made burritos, which I didn’t try, but I’m sure they would be fantastic in comparison to a typical frozen burrito (ick).
These cranberry muffins. I’ve found some muffin recipes to be so much better than others (some are too dry, others don’t rise well, etc.) and these worked perfectly in my oven. I was too lazy/hurried to toast the walnuts, which would have made them even better. Perfect for the season. Yum.