One of the things that I would like to get done in 2017 is to try to expand our menu items. I want to try at least 2 new recipes a month. I have decided to share the recipes that I try so that maybe I can help a few of you out with some new menu ideas. I know that I get inspiration from other bloggers so maybe I can help.
This week, I was able to make 2 new recipes.
On Sunday night, I made Pork Chops with Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes from the Pillsbury website. I served it with green beans and wheat french loaf bread (that I got on clearance at Walmart for $0.50).
Overall, it was pretty simple to put together. Appearance wise, it looked really good. Taste wise, it was pretty good. I didn't have fresh thyme, so I added dried and the flavor was a little overpowering. Jacob and Bill really liked it. Rebecca wasn't a huge fan of the potatoes, as I think the taste of the thyme was overwhelming. I will make this again, but will add less thyme next time.
On Saturday night, I made a special dinner for Bill for date night. I made Tex-Mex Tilapia from Allrecipes.com. I served it over brown rice with asparagus on the side (for Bill) and green beans on the side for me.
It was really spicy! It had a great flavor, but the heat was almost overpowering for me. I was only able to eat half of my piece of fish. Bill LOVED it, as his motto is the hotter the better. If you like spicy food, then this would fit the bill. When I make this again, which I will as it was good, I will use half of the jalapenos called for. This is definitely something that I will only make for Bill and I, as I think that it would still be too spicy for the kids.
So, I have already met my goal of trying 2 new recipes for January. However I am not done. I already think that I will be trying a new chicken parmesan recipe out next week for another new recipe for January! I can't wait.
Have you tried any new recipes lately?
Care to share?