Monday, January 26, 2009

attempting to be creative

with dinner, that is. I am trying to make the most of what we have to make what we buy last longer. I came to the realization that I'm falling back into the quick, easy meals and that will end up costing us more in the long run. While I'm home, I need to try new recipes and think outside the Hamburger Helper box. :)

So...last Tuesday I made this...

Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza
I made the crust from scratch (because, yes, I like to...really!), used barbecue sauce instead of pizza sauce, mozzarella then hamburger and bacon crumbles on top of that topped with cheddar cheese. I think it tasted good, the kids liked it...I didn't get a final verdict from the picky one of the house, though. He hasn't complained yet and hasn't cracked any lame jokes about it, so I guess it was okay.

Wednesday, I found a recipe for turkey cornbread pot pie on this site. I had chicken instead of turkey and an actual cornbread mix I put on top instead of the refrigerated cornbread twists.

Once again, the kids and I liked it (they even ate their vegetables), but the picky one didn't say anything. There are a lot of options on this one that I will play with and see if I can actually create a recipe that's mine.

1 comment:

Mandi said...

Good for you, it all looks great. One of my favorite site to go to for recipes is You can put in the ingredients you have and it will give you recipes. Go check it out.