Friday, April 8, 2011

newlywed life - cooking. hamburger helper & chicken.

Since I last posted about cooking, I have cooked three more meals. I had already said that next I would be using Hamburger Helper, and I did. It was the cheeseburger macaroni kind.

I very much disliked it.

Didn't even take a picture because I was disappointed. Jordan didn't think it was bad, and he had it for lunch the next day, but I was just not pleased. Too cheesy...or something. I just like macaroni by itself, unless it's from Noodle Company, and the beef just didn't taste right with it. So that was Tuesday.

Wednesday, I wanted to try the other kind of Hamburger Helper that I had, because I wasn't writing off the brand or anything. I thought I would probably like it better with chicken anyway. And I was right. :) We had the chicken alfredo and it was delicious. A side of rice went along nicely with it. Much better than the night before. I will definitely be using that again. It doesn't look that great in the pic, but it really was good.

Chicken Alfredo with rice...yum!

Last night was my favorite dinner we've had so far. Using one of my favorite meals from the Hamilton household, I baked a chicken with barbecue sauce, baked potatoes, and made some corn. Corn is a vegetable that Jordan truly enjoys, so that will be a regular in our home. (He detests most vegetables.) It was oh so good. We both devoured it and were quite satisfied.

barbecue chicken, baked potato, corn
We used our fancy Hogwarts glasses!
So, thank you to my mother for the inspiration. This will definitely be cooked again and again. I love it when Jordan loves it! Makes me very happy. Last night we were talking about how we haven't eaten out, or eaten fast food, since we got back from the honeymoon. That's pretty sweet. We need to keep this up! I think I am improving day by day. Hopefully.

Thank you for the wonderful comments on the last cooking post! They were very encouraging and contained some excellent advice and ideas. Keep 'em coming! I appreciate it all. You da best.

Apartment pictures are coming soon! :) And posts about what I really love...DECORATING! So be on the look out for that. Love y'all!


  1. Glad to see your successes!! :) Enjoy spending time at home eating around the table. Those are the best. :)

  2. Hey Ashley... we love trying stuff from Our Best Bites... ( So glad you're enjoying cooking! = )



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