Saturday, July 30, 2011

I Can Cook? Well, I'm Trying to Learn...

After visiting Nicole this summer, I was inspired to start cooking more. My mom and I are big fans of Trader Joes already made goodness--our schedules are never the same, so cooking for one is difficult. However, I need to become more domesticated if I ever hope to be a wifey one day. ;)

I decided to start practicing. Last night I made this delicious bit of goodness:

I got Trader Joes garlic and herb pizza crust, mixed together some pesto and alfredo sauce, added artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, olives, and cheese, and out came this!! It was YUMMY! It's not exactly "made from scratch," but I'd say it was a good start.

Then tonight, I made these bad boys (my favorite food I might add):

Chicken Enchiladas! I know it just looks like a glob of cheese, but there really is a lot of goodness down in there (I'm saying goodness a lot, aren't I? Sorry). Nicole made these when we were in Durham, and I loved them! I asked her for the directions a few days ago and I actually did it! My house smelled delectable all day long as the chicken and salsa bathed together in the slow cooker awaiting their fate in the enchiladas. I quite enjoyed them, and I'm sure I'll be enjoying them for days to come--I love leftovers!

I probably won't be cooking tomorrow since these bad boys will last me a while, but I'll keep you posted about any more cooking adventures in the future.

AND, any easy and delicious recipes you want to share with me would be MUCH appreciated! I'm  serious...see that comment button down there? Click on it, write down your favorite recipe, and imagine a big smile coming to my face. If I can actually make it, I'll write about it on here and you'll be famous! Imagine the possibilities...


Sarah Ostermann said...

I want chicken does Emma :) lets see..... you should make these cheesy potatoes that Kev's mom showed me how to make....they are so BOMB!!!

2 lb. frozen has browns
1 pt. sour cream
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup melted butter
1/3 cup grated onion
dash of salt
2 cups of grated cheddar cheese
1 cup parmesan cheese to taste

Thaw potatoes and mix with all the other ingredients except the cheeses. Put in a greased 9X 13 in dish. Top with the cheeses. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 1 1/2 hrs or until you poke a potato and it is soft. I normally cover it with foil for the first 45 mins or so and then remove to let the top get nice and golden.

Try it out and let me know how it's really easy:)

Nicole said...