Trying It On

So, lately I’ve been trying to do more things that I’ve always wanted to do. There are a lot of things to choose from on that list! I’m starting small: I’m actually cooking recipes that I find instead of clipping them and shuffling the paper around. Here are two that I made this week:

Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli


This recipe is from an app that I got for my android phone from the magazine Real Simple. I generally find their recipes pretty yummy looking so I decided to give it a try because it didn’t call for a lot of stuff and seemed like it’d be easy to cook. It tasted great but the instructions were a little confusing. At the end when you add the water, I got the impression it’s supposed to cook down and you get this saucy kind of consistency. That didn’t happen. Still, it tasted really good… which is surprising considering the recipe doesn’t call for any seasonings at all. I salted the water for the rigatoni and that was it. Overallz I’d recommend giving the recipe (and the app) a try.

Easy Pizza Pie


This was my second attempt at this recipe (first attempt here) and I loved it even more the second time around. I doubled the crust recipe so I could fill a whole jelly roll pan with dough, spread some red pasta sauce on it, then threw on my toppings. The second time was even better than the first. One thing I did, that I think made a subtle but important difference, was to add cracked pepper and herbs to the Bisquick before I made it up. Definitely try this one if you need something quick to do… I think kids would definitely like it.

Coming up for me on the “try new things” front: I’m joint the Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild. The first meeting is June 23, 2011 at the Morrison Library. I’m really looking forward to getting my quilt on!

2 thoughts on “Trying It On

  1. Jo Post author

    The pasta ended up being really tasty. The pizza was AMAZING. Thank for the comment, Rufus!

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