At the start of 2018, I decided to challenge myself to work at least 2-3 new recipes into our meals each week. I decided to also share those new recipes here on my blog every Monday. The following recipes made their way into our meals last week.
Thoughts: This was crazy good. Who doesn't love steak and potatoes, right? I followed this recipe exactly as it was, with the exception of using dried herbs as opposed to fresh herbs. I rarely buy the fresh stuff, since it just doesn't get used enough. There was also a note mentioning that you could boil the potatoes for a few minutes (just to speed up the cooking time), and then add them to the pan to cook, and that's what I decided to do. I know my potatoes, and I just wanted to be sure they were cooked enough. This recipe was super easy to make, and I will definitely make it again.
Thoughts: Sloppy Joes aren't something that I've ever really made before, and yet I've tried out two recipes for them in the last couple of months. This was a good recipe, and while it had a few more ingredients than other recipes I've seen, it was still super easy to make. I had some slider rolls on hand, so I used those, instead of buying kaiser rolls (which I was totally going to do). Just like the recipe suggested, I put some butter on the rolls and grilled them in a pan on the stove top. Everyone loved them.
Thoughts: I think I've used the exact same recipe for salmon, every single time I've made it. I wanted to try something a little different, and this was a recipe where I happen to have everything it called for on hand. The chili powder and ground cumin added a nice kick, and made it totally different from what I normally use. And super easy clean up, since I used the tin foil. I like easy clean up ;)
Thoughts: I had some asparagus in the fridge that needed to be used up, so figured I would give this recipe a shot to go along with the salmon above. This recipe actually calls for orzo, which I'm guessing is a pasta - since the name of this recipe says "pasta". Lol. But I have to admit, I've never looked into orzo, so I have no clue what it's about. I just used the thin spaghetti that I use for so many of my pasta dishes. But I followed everything else in the recipe, and it was really good.