February 15, 2018

Pinned/Did/Done 2/15

We normally don't do much for Valentine's Day, but yesterday was an exhausting and headache-inducing day (car trouble...), so me Facetiming with Jett was the highlight of my day (Scout wasn't super interested). 

But today, let's celebrate some Pinterest success. This is for you if you need recipe inspiration!

To see my Pinterest board where I keep track of everything I've tried, click here.

Parmesan Tomato Basil Soup. I liked the fact that this incorporated so many vegetables. I didn't puree it, but I might at some point in the future just to try it because I've done that with tomato soups in the past. I didn't mind the chunks of vegetables. Scott really liked this and I did too, but thought it didn't have as much flavor as it could have?

Sausage Orzo Soup. This was amazing. Like, I will make it once a month from here on out. Scott appreciate that it did not incorporate my only meat of choice lately (chicken sausage) and had pork sausage in it instead. The flavor with the tomato was excellent. It was incredibly easy to throw together. Next time, I will make a big batch without the pasta and add that into each portion later, as pasta doesn't freeze well.

8-Minute Pantry Dal. Let's be clear: the "8 minute" part is clickbait. It's referring to prep time, not cook time. However, this didn't take long and it was good. We love dal, and I plan on experimenting with different types at some point.

Marbled Banana Bread. This was really good. It's a bit more involved than my usual recipe, but worth the effort once in awhile.

Quinoa Corn Chowder. Again, Scott loved this. I thought it was just fine. I could see it being a quick go-to on a weeknight. Oddly, I always like making soups more than I actually like eating them.

Crispy Parmesan Garlic Edamame. I had a bag of frozen edamame taking up freezer space and all the rest of the ingredients on hand. This was interesting and actually really flavorful. If you like edamame, I'd try it.

Bacon-Wrapped Pheasant. Scott made this a few weeks ago. I did not partake, but it smelled good.


  1. You had me at edamame. I could eat that stuff every day!

  2. I really enjoy sausage soups. This is one I make a lot: http://www.lifeaccordingtosteph.com/2013/11/rustic-tuscan-sausage-soup.html

  3. That orzo soup sounds delicious!!!! Anything with orzo is a win in my book.


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