I wish I was. I wish I really enjoyed time in the kitchen, but I don't. I just don't.
But for some reason, yesterday? I spent a lot of time in the kitchen and I tried out a few new recipes. Some, not even recipes at all. Just thrown-together-stuff that kinda worked. So I figured I'd share because I'm all about SIMPLE. SIMPLE. SIMPLE recipes. AKA: No more than a few ingredients, and all ones that I can actually understand what's in them. Because searching for stuff in a grocery store? Oh. Yea. That gives me hives.
So first. Yesterday at lunch, my husband was coming home for his break. I SO BADLY wanted to beg him to bring home pizza, but we've been trying to be better about our spending habits and sticking to our budget. So I scoured the pantry and found we had flour tortillas, spaghetti sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Voila!
Small or large flour tortillas, spread a little pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce on them, generous amount of mozzarella cheese, then sprinkle some italian seasoning & garlic salt. Pop on baking sheets in the oven for 5-7 minutes at 375. Or use a toaster oven! Easy. easy. And so so good.
At dinner, I had some chicken thawed, but was sick of making it the same 'old, same 'old. I decided to look for a simple recipe for chicken nuggets, and used this one. I honestly think the skinny taste ones would be better for the future.
Then, we are kind of out of EVERYTHING, but I wanted to have a veggie with dinner. My go-to veggie is normally green beans, or something like that. I sautee them with evoo and garlic, etc. But, we're all out. So I had a bag of baby carrots, and I thought about steaming them. But, ew. Steamed carrots? Not my cuppa tea.
I figured if I could find a recipe or some seasoning that made them taste good? I'd be game to try.
I steamed them (just cover with water, bring to boil, then takes about 10-12 minutes), drain, then melt some butter over them, some lemon juice, pepper and dill. Honestly? YUM. The flavor combo was so delicious and perfect for spring/summer. I was once a steamed carrot hater, but I'm a convert now.
And then? I got the nudge (aka: pregnancy craving) to have peach cobbler. So I searched around for the easiest recipe ever and went with Peach Cobbler Dump Cake. Seriously, it takes like 3 ingredients and was EASY and freaking delicious.
So, there ya go--a few simple little recipes from the girl who rarely cooks. Go figure.