Pinterest is full of delicious looking food. I’ve filled a board creatively titled ‘dinners’ with ideas for new things to try, we’ve given several a shot. Some results were more acceptable than others. Here are our test kitchen opinions:
1. Roasted Chickpeas (image from pinterest, recipe here)
When she says ‘dry thoroughly’ dry them thoroughly. otherwise they’ll be crunchy like a corn-nut on the outside and mushy inside. Overall a pretty healthy yummy snack. I didn’t follow this recipe too closely; probably a bad idea but it wasn’t disastrous.
2. Crock-pot Ravioli (image from pinterest, recipe here)
Okay, so I didn’t follow this recipe at all. More like I followed the spirit of the recipe. I dumped a bag of frozen ravioli in the crockpot with a jar of Ragu and called it good, cooked on low for 5-6 hours. Jake loved it; it’s a little too ‘nursing home lunch’/soggy noodle for me. Next time we’ll follow the recipe.
3. Tex-Mex Rice & Bean Casserole (image from pinterest, recipe here)
DELICIOUS! I followed the recipe loosely; adding kidney beans and omitting the sour cream as i forgot to pick some up. Jake likes it as a casserole while I prefer to eat it as more of a dip or nacho like thing. The second time we added the sour cream and it was even better; creamier and more like a casserole.
4. Crock-pot Chicken and Stuffing (image from pinterest, recipe here)
I followed this recipe VERY closely (well I did sub plain Greek yogurt for sour cream – which I hear is a totally acceptable practice) and my dinner did not look like the pin…at all. Instead I came home to this: