Somehow, despite the fact that I’m still not working, life got kinda crazy last week. Also, I’m sometimes a really lazy blogger. I could write a whole post about that. But I won’t.
Even when I’m not posting, I am cooking. Here’s a brief look at what went down in my kitchen last week.
I never used to be a big fan of baking. Yes, I frequently made cookies and brownies and such, often from a mix, for my debate team kids, but I was often unhappy with the way they turned out. Suddenly I’m very into baking, which is fun but less than helpful when I really should be focusing on dinner. It would’ve been all okay last week if Smitten Kitchen hadn’t posted an incredibly tempting recipe for snickerdoodles. They looked too good. I had to make them. I’ve never even made snickerdoodles before…but I had to make these. (Poor Brian…he has to come home after work to hear my ramblings about why I *had* to make cookies…not that he’s complaining)
They were “totally awesome” (if you’re my sister, you’ll get that. Otherwise, I’m sorry). I would make more this week, but I have other plans for my oven. Highly, highly recommended.
Spicy Bean and Cheese Burritos
Another Rachael Ray recipe, I made some substitutions to her Spicy Bean and Cheese Burritos. I subbed vegetable broth for beer, because I’m too cheap to go buy beer just for one recipe. I also used canned chopped chilies instead of pickled jalapeños. The resulting burrito filling was this:
Definitely not bad, though not very spicy. We put the filling and cheese into whole wheat tortillas and attempted cooking them on my George Foreman grill.
Final analysis: The burritos were fine, though would’ve benefited from a bit more spice and crunchier tortillas. The lack of crunch was probably my fault and next time I’ll try cooking them in a skillet. However, Brian and I were fans of the whole wheat tortillas, which we’d never had before, so those will definitely reappear on a future shopping list.
This week, be prepared for recipes that involve baking and apples. Brian and I went apple picking on Saturday :)