These are my staple meals:
Different forms of Chicken (barbecue, Itailian, grilled, etc.)
Hamburger Helper/Chicken Helper/Asian Helper
And different vegetable sides, salads, bread, boringness, bleh.
These are all good things. Jordan enjoys them. I enjoy them. They full our tummies and tickle our taste buds.
BUTTT I want to start mixing things up now that I halfway sort of know what I'm doing.
So every once in a while (I'm hoping once a week but we'll see) I want to change it up and try something crazy. Or maybe not crazy but just not one of the things I mentioned above.
So on Saturday, I decided to try the Pioneer Woman's recipe for Cajun Chicken Pasta.
What I love about her recipes is that she takes you through every step, even little steps, with pictures. As in, I didn't know how to cut a pepper and she taught me how to cut a pepper. Awesome.
It honestly took me quite a while because I'm such a noob. But...I actually enjoyed the process. (Usually I don't truly enjoy the cooking process - I just want to eat.)
I loved the end result. Probably should have used more cajun spice and pepper and all that...I was hesitant because I didn't want to overdo it. But now I know. It was still excellent though.
Also, this has been the meal that keeps on feeding. I made it Saturday for both of us, Jordan had seconds, and then we both ate big portions of it last night for dinner, and then today Jordan took it for lunch. So the recipe size would definitely feed a family. I love leftovers so this made me extremely happy. :)
It wasn't too expensive either. Probably a little over $20 for me to get ALL the ingredients? (Except the white wine, haha. I figured I could do without.) And next time I'll already have the cajun seasoning and red pepper seasoning and all that good stuff so it'll be less.
Here's my finished product:
Yum. Gotta have the Diet Sunkist. So good.
So that was my cooking adventure for the week haha. More to come, hopefully.
If you're on Pinterest and have some recipe ideas for me, please do tag me in whatever recipe pin you would like for me to see. That'd be just swell.