Friday, November 27, 2009

Catching Up on Reviews

Our Thanksgiving was wonderful. We spent a lovely day over at The Smith's. I didn't get a meal plan up this week, but rest assured I'll be back next week!

Here are a few reviews of things I've made lately:

Savory Meatloaf - *** 1/2
This was on okay meatloaf - nothing special. It held together nicely, but I thought the flavor was really lacking. My search will continue!

Chicken Thighs alla Puttanesca - *****
So simple, so yummy! These were so good, I served with couscous. I can't wait to make it again!

Spaghetti Carbonara - ****
I'd never made carbonara before and it was pretty good. I took the advice of the AR reviewer who suggested mixing the eggs with the parmesan and then mixing with the spaghetti off the heat. I think next time I'll mix it on the heat, it was a bit loose.

Cheesiest Macaroni and Cheese - *** 1/2
The description of this mac and cheese said it was like Stouffer's. It was not. It was wayyyyyyyyy to dry. Stouffer's has a nice crust and is not dry. My search continues.

Simply Great Chicken - *****
Fantastic chicken! Simple, easy, tasty! All great attributes in my book. Make this chicken.

Beef Paprika - **
The chickies did not like this. I wasn't very fond of it either. I'm not quite sure what I didn't like, but it wasn't great. :(

Spaghetti with Artichoke Hearts and Tomatoes - *** 1/2
This was pretty tasty even though I substantially cut back on the butter and oil. Both the chickies declared it "okay - but it needs shrimp".

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2 comments:

Katy ~ said...

Glad you liked the Simply Great Chicken. It's become a fall back recipe for weekdays. We love it!

Hey, tell me again. What's your fav cornbread recipe? I'm craving cornbread.

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Susie said...

Katy - I love a thick, fluffy cornbread and this AR recipe fits that bill:
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Buttery-Corn-Bread/Detail.aspx (And all that butter doesn't hurt!)

If you like a dense, crispy cornbread this won't fix your craving!