Monday, March 11, 2013

Some Pinterest Successes

I've made a few Pinterest recipes over the past few weeks that have turned out really well, so I thought I would share them. 

It is VERY hard to get out the door on the mornings I work and have Ellie ready, her bag ready with her lunch and milk in it, my lunch packed, clothes on, etc.  I also tend to do better if I have more protein in the mornings - keeps me going strong and all that.  Cassidy posted something about these egg muffins to Instagram so I got the recipe from her board.  Here's the link to the recipe:

and the pic from pinterest: 

Egg muffins = zero carbs + lots of protein. Breakfast on the go for the week! - making these tonight - fingers crossed! 

I made my first batch last Sunday and ate the last one this morning as I was driving Ellie to daycare.  I made the second this evening - so now I'm ready for the week ahead!  Mine don't look as good as the picture, but I don't have silicon muffin cups.  My first batch used green onions, but I was out of those so this week I just used some Rotel (all things are better with Rotel, right?)

I also made these last week:  No Bake Energy Bites

No-Bake Energy Bites 1 cup (dry) oatmeal 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup ground flaxseed 1/3 cup honey 1 tsp. vanilla 

The pin doesn't link to a recipe, but the ingredients are listed as: 1 cup (dry) oatmeal, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup ground flaxseed, 1/3 cup honey, 1 tsp. vanilla.  So I just mixed all the ingredients together, rolled them into balls using my tablespoon measure as a scoop, and popped them in the refrigerator.  These are very tasty I put 2 of them in my lunch bag as a late afternoon snack or pick-me-up between clients.

The last recipe I made was this evening:  Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

"How to make CRISPY sweet potato fries." 

These were just okay, not very crispy.  I didn't really care because I love sweet potatoes whether they are crispy or not, I'm not sure these were any any better than the roasted sweet potato wedges I make regularly, and it required a few extra steps.  

My favorite thing that I made recently was not from Pinterest but from ATK's Slow-Cooker Revolution:  The Garden Minestrone - so, so delicious! I planned ahead and froze three 2-cup containers after Pete and I had it for dinner last week, and have since eaten them all for lunch over the last five days.  America's Test Kitchen for the win...again.  

I've got two more Pinterest recipes to try tomorrow- I will report back. :)

Also, since I know the real reason you all read my blog, a picture of Ellie:


She chose this outfit on Saturday.  Must've known it was warming up for a couple of days.  Sorry it's in motion, but that's how she rolls. 


Julie said...

I am trying ALL of these!!! Except for the sweet potato fries, because I have a giant, bottomless bag of them in the chest freezer from Costco. Loaves/fishes/Alexia sweet potato fries.

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Chelsea said...

Sweet potato fries, so yum! They sell them in all the fish and chip shops in New Zealand.

Pocket said...

I'm coming to your house! Those all look delicious! I like to bake eggs in muffin tins to make my own Egg McMuffins to eat in the car on the way to work. I'm going to try those sweet potato fries - yum!