Two years ago, I tried a digital minimalism experiment to simplify my life. I'm surprised at how much worked, and I'm not surprised what habits continue to grip me.
So I decided to try something different. Instead of merely pinning food photos to my Pinterest Recipe board, I figured I would actually make a few. Shocking concept, I know!
We’ve been super busy here with track, baseball, and writerly things (yay!!), so I needed quick and healthy meals. I opted to try a casserole-inspired meatball sub bake along with Asian coleslaw.
Things started out fine. I remembered to buy all the ingredients except the shredded cabbage. A last minute dash to the store got me back on track. The casserole was simple to put together and only needed thirty minutes of bake time. The Asian coleslaw had a little more prep due to chopping veggies and whisking together dressing ingredients, but it was easy, too.
Unfortunately, easy and yummy did not go hand in hand.
The bread portion of the casserole was way too crunchy, and the taste only so-so. The coleslaw? Every member of my family asked if we were having it again, and they did not ask with anticipation. No, that look in their eyes was DREAD. I assured them I would destroy the recipes.
I’ve had plenty of success with Pinterest dishes. There’s a Slow-Cooker Enchilada Stack my family raves about, and we all love Spicy Sausage Pasta. I’ll be attempting Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars to take to our baseball double-header this Sunday. Hey, not every recipe is a home run, but that doesn’t mean I won’t keep trying!
Do you enjoy cooking? Do you try new recipes?
Have a wonderful weekend!!