Two Dinners and a Dessert
February 6, 2013 17 Comments
After my first week of making new recipes for the February Challenge, I am happily ready to report on my endeavors!
Did you make anything new this week?
I was sick for most of the week, but I did manage to make three new things: two dinners and a dessert.
One of them came from a recipe website, one from a cookbook, and the other from my friend’s blog. I love the variety of ways to share recipes, don’t you?
The first thing I chose to bake was something that I have never, ever attempted: Banana Pudding. The recipe is actually called Deep-Dish Layered Banana Pudding and it came from the Kraftrecipes website.
Let me start by saying that it was delicious!! It was rich and full of flavor; it was also just the right combination of banana and cream.
Now, let’s get to the actual making part…
it took a while, and as a mother, that was not looked upon too kindly by me. Also, it took several dishes, bowls and spoons to make, which meant lots of DIRTY DISHES to take care of afterwards (also not too happy about).
Taking all these things into consideration, I am giving it 4 stars. I will definitely make this again, but just for special occasions.
I’d also like to share a few things about the actual recipe:
I halved it just in case we weren’t huge fans. Regretting that decision now, because it was amazing!
I did not use Cool Whip, but made my own sweetened whipped cream (1 ½ cups). Will share that recipe sometime.
Next time I will make double the crumb mixture because we really liked the flavor and we would’ve liked more crunch.
And I think I’ll use reduced fat cream cheese next time as I don’t really think full fat was necessary.
Next, I made something I never thought I’d be able to make…
These are like little pocket pizzas. The recipe came from a cookbook called, Dinner on a Dime.
I steered a bit far from the actual recipe, but the basic concept was the same.
They tasted pretty good, but it was a whole lot of one taste; we should’ve had caesar salad or something with it to give our tastebuds a break.
The preparation was a bit much for the turnout, so I doubt I’d make them again. I give the recipe 3 stars (which many not be fair since I changed it so much, but whatever )
What I did:
I used crescent rolls instead of bread dough.
Instead of a meat sauce, I substituted with a marinara and sauted veggies.
First of all, I loved how easy it was to make! And the taste was brilliant (how can you go wrong with Fritos and taco seasoning?!)
I give it 5 stars and will definitely be making it again! Look at the photo on the bottom right - that’s leftovers for lunches!
A few changes I made:
I used kidney beans instead of black beans.
I unintentionally omitted the tomato sauce because I forgot to buy any!
I used ground turkey instead of ground beef.
Have you been trying new recipes lately?
Want to share links to them?
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