Alright I know this is almost a joke at this point, but I thought I would continue on with my recipe challenge (I have been doing it slowly but surely). I won’t be doing a new one next year, so if I have to continue into the new year it won’t be the end of the world. Plus, it’s fun for me to take pictures of the food I make. I think whenever I do FINALLY finish this challenge I will showcase a recipe of the week instead of a recipe each day (for example tonight I made Tilapia with Brown Butter and Pecans–OMG SO GOOD!! I’ll have to feature that recipe at some point).
Monday, February 8th – Hummus: For someone who just 5 seconds ago claimed that I enjoy taking pictures of the foods I cook, I take terrible pictures. Probably because I don’t think about it. I made this and then was like “oh shoot I have to take a picture”, so just snapped a picture of it already in the Tupperware. But anyway, homemade hummus is actually very easy to make and it is also very easy to customize depending on what sort of seasoning you want to put in. I may have to try some other varieties while using this base recipe.
Tuesday, February 9th AND Wednesday, February 10th-Roasted Asparagus with Olive Vinaigrette AND Spaghetti Sauce: I ended up combining these recipes because they went well together. I love asparagus, so enough said there. The spaghetti sauce, as you can tell from the picture, is not your typical Italian spaghetti sauce, but it was still very tasty. It had spinach in it along with mushrooms, seasonings, etc. which is giving it its greenish color. There are tomatoes in it as well, but you can’t tell as much from this picture. Ironically, it tasted very tomato-like still though.
Thursday, February 14th (Happy Valentine’s Day! and Happy Birthday, Dad!)-Fruity Curry Chicken Salad: This is all prep because literally the only direction is “Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl”. I love those kind of recipes haha. I think this was too much different textures for me though. I’m not a chicken salad person in general and then to add fruit to it was not my favorite. It was edible though, so that always gets points especially after my flan mishap.
Friday, February 15th-Chocolate Fudge: NOW THIS IS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT! CHOCOLATE! Yum! This recipe makes so. much. fudge. And it is so not good for you when you’re trying to lose weight. But it was very yummy. I shared a lot of it don’t worry.
Saturday/Sunday, February 16th/17th-Cajun Burgers: This is the mother of all burgers, let me tell you. Not only is it ground beef (or you can use ground turkey), but it is also Italian sausage, all combined into one to make an epic burger. Looking at the original recipe I don’t see any cheese included and there is definitely some on my burger (I’m obsessed with cheese), so I think I added sliced Monterey Jack or something to keep with the spicy theme. Sam helped me with these too because he is my own personal grill master.
And there you have it (in case you were wondering what I ate for dinners in February now that it is October…I know.) More to be continued!