Friday, 16 November 2012

old school

So I know Pinterest is ALL the rage and I love it myself. BUT something is very exciting still about flipping through a magazine and finding great picture ideas and yummy projects. I guess it's a bit of the old school in me. I just took a trip to my beloved thrift store lately and picked up a stack of old magazines. They were 25cents which is a great cheap entertainment! I like to browse through them on saturday mornings when I eat breakfast! Normally I fold over pages of things to try but when they get put back I don't ever remember I folded pages in them. Recently I have ripped some out and stuck them on my fridge. I challenged myself to try to make one of the recipes I had up that week.
Well this has become alot of fun for me and now I am starting a recipe journal of things I rip out and writing in the foods I substituted for whatever  I didn't have...because seriously some of the things they think people have in their kitchen at home daily is odd to me. But normally I am able to come up with some sort of substitution :D And sometimes I treat myself to extra grocery list items for a
recipe! There are definitely some new spices that have joined my spice rack but mostly it's been exciting to use things that I already have in my fridge to be able to make different tasting meals! Just mixing them up a different way makes a whole new flavour!!
This was a really easy one I tried this week and it turned out delicious!

 Roasted Red Pepper Chicken

 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
 1 can of Cream of Chicken soup
1/4 cup roasted red pepper
1/4 apple juice
2 tbsp ketchup
4 garlic cloves
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tbsp basil leaves
1/4 cup shredded cheese
2 cups rice

1. Brown chicken in skillet, reduce heat to medium
2. Stir in soup, peppers, juice, ketchup, garlic, and black pepper. Heat to a boil and then reduce heat and cover until your chicken is fully cooked
3. Add basil and stir. Serve over rice with some grated cheese on top!
4. Enjoy!!
My magazine rip outs!

my counter top when I am getting busy in the kitchen!

Our delicious meal
I have a few more to try out this coming week and we will see how they turn out! :D
Happy cooking...and eating my friends.


  1. Looks delicious sis!! You inspire me. I keep telling myself, 'someday, I'll enjoy cooking" :) For now I'll live vicariously through you!! :):)

    1. Great sounds like a plan. I was thinking of you with this recipe though-it really was really easy and fast! :D Give it a try on one of the days you are feeling zealous!!! Until then just keep being the great mom you are :D LOVE!!! GRIN