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Foodie Friday

Guys, let me know what you think about this whole foodie Friday thing. Do you like it? Feel like it’s a waste of blog space? Do you have any recipe requests? Let me know!

I decided to make a recipe from The Pioneer Woman last week when my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and niece came over to spend the night. Believe it or not, I had never made a recipe from Ree’s website before (yeah, that’s right. We’re on a first name basis). But I had been craving Mexican food and then at nap time I watched an episode where she made enchiladas. And it was like the heaven’s opened up.

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I’ll warn you guys now. Things were so crazy that afternoon that I forgot to take a picture of the finished product. I’m so ashamed! But really, you should go and look at Ree’s website. Her pictures are so much prettier than mine.

The recipe is super simple to follow, but it is time consuming. I did leave out the olives even though Ree says not to (sorry!). I’m not wild about black olives to begin with and I was having a hard time finding them in the grocery store, and the girls were getting impatient and so I silently profusely apologized to Ree that I was going against her edicts and shuffled shamefully out of the grocery store sans olives.

I will say to learn from my mistake and read through the ENTIRE recipe before you start dumping thing in pots. If you do this you will realize that 28 ounces of enchilada sauce and two cups of chicken broth will not fit comfortably in a small saucepan.

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Also, it’s probably not a good idea to give a messy cook (ie ME) red sauce to cook with. It was delicious and so was the lime and cilantro rice I made to go with it!

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Foodie Friday

I’m going to try doing this for a while, I think. Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with food. I start thinking about what I’m going to have for lunch when I’m only half way through breakfast. I like to watch cooking shows to relax and unwind, and pretty much every magazine subscription I have is for a food magazine.

I’ve been trying to pick at list one recipe off of my massive Pinterest collection.

I haven’t had any pasta since we were in St. Louis (how did THAT happen?) and even though it was 90 degrees that day, I decided to make bacon, basil, and brie pasta. I know!

Here’s the link to the original recipe. I followed it pretty closely, but I used shallots instead of an onion, mostly cause that’s what I had. I’m not a huge fan of onions, the bite is a little too intense for me, but shallots are definitely more my speed. I also added some extra cubes of brie to the pasta after I had combined everything. You can never have enough cheese, right?

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This was delicious! The thing about Pinterest is that some of those recipes can sound so delicious and then turn out to be a hot mess. Though that might be more a reflection on the cook then the recipe.

2Not bad for a Monday night dinner.

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