Monday, September 17, 2012

Pinning Recipes

It's Monday. I'm not too pleased about that today. After a great weekend of celebrating "R's" mom getting married, and some gorgeous weather in CLE, I'm not quite ready for the work week yet.
Also, with a couple of big work events all packed into two weeks...I'm a busy gal these days. Event time can be difficult for me. I'm usually pulled in many directions, jumping into the work day without taking the time to eat breakfast, and food becomes what's "easy" to grab. This summer, that led to me falling off the Weight Watchers wagon. Now that I've been back on for four weeks, I'm determined to not let that happen again.

So, we've been cooking more at home again and taking the time to find healthy Point-friendly recipes. Much of that is thanks to Pinterest again. Here are just a couple that we've (and by "we", I mean "R") made recently:

Crock Pot Chicken Stroganoff from Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans- this recipe sat in the slow cooker and made the house smell delicious for seven hours. We served it over yolk-less egg noodles, and enjoyed the leftovers for days.

Ginger and Cilantro Baked Tilapia from the Kitchn- We didn't love this recipe, but it was a good base to work from in the future. With a few personal tweaks, I think we'd like it more. It needed more ginger and jalapeno to kick up the flavor and give it more depth.

Seared Scallops over Wilted Spinach and Parmesan Risotto from SkinnyTaste- We just made this last night, and overall we really liked it. However, the risotto took FOREVER to make. Much longer than the estimated time given in the recipe. Also, the risotto is made with chicken stock, and on its own it lacked complex flavor. The wine and Parmesan cheese were lost. But all eaten together, this dish was tasty and low Points Plus values for a delicious dinner.

What's next? We're making Grilled Sriracha Barbecue Chicken tonight from Slender Kitchen. We both love sriracha, so I'm looking forward to trying this one.

I hope that you all had a great weekend as well, and that it was full of tasty treats. Do you have any healthy recipes that you like to make at home? What's your favorite website to find recipes on?


HK said...

Alright - I'm back on the WW bandwagon too. Please keep sharing good pins/recipes. Tonight I'm making sage sausage stuffed acorn squashes. Havent' done the points value yet, but based on the ingredients I don't think its too bad.... Good luck!