This month was all good recipes, even if there were only three of them that I tried.
January was by far my worst month for cooking new recipes (so far).
1. Easy Cheesy Sausage And Green Bean Skillet Pasta [x]
PROS: Simple! My favorite part was that I already had everything on hand (besides a little bit more cheese). It also made a ton. Like, my boyfriend and I were eating this for a week (and it’s rare that leftovers last more than one night in our house).
CONS: Meh. I don’t know how I feel about green beans in my pasta. It wasn’t bad, I just wasn’t too excited about it.
2. Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges [x]
PROS: Delicious. We made this as a side dish (and as a snack!) several times. It’s also extremely customizable. Once I had the basic recipe down, I swapped out seasoning based on what I had available and each variation came out delicious.
CONS: None. We loved this recipe. I would recommend adding more seasoning than it suggests–the more flavor, the better!
3. Garlic Lime Skillet Chicken [x]
On a whim, I decided to try this recipe. I was looking for a fast way to make chicken without having to preheat the oven and this is what I came across. I modified the recipe by omitting the heavy cream (which essentially made the sauce). I added another cup of water in addition to the chicken broth, then added a cup of rice. I simmered, covered, for 20 minutes. I loved the way the rice came out–plus it was a one-pan meal!
PROS: Easy one-pan meal! Requires little prep or attendance while cooking.
CONS: I added way too much paprika. Like, it was extremely spicy. But now I now to follow the recipe more carefully next time instead of experimenting the way that I did.