Saturday, February 16, 2013

ARE YOU PINTERESTED?

Probably not but here we go anyway.....I pin....so sometimes my family gets to eat! If nothing else Pinterest can be motivating or at least it's that way for me!

I started feeling better on Wednesday which was a good thing but it would have been nice if it had been Tuesday so I could have gone to bowling. Anyway I ended up making soup in my crock pot. I had come across this recipe for Slow Cooker (or Stove top) Vegetarian Black Bean and Rice Soup with Lime and Cilantro at Kalyn's Kitchen so of course I pinned it! 
 
I ended up doubling the recipe since I had the ingredients and was using a large crock pot. What I did do was leave out the juices from the additional cans used to double it. I was concerned that it might be too thin and we like a thick soup. I also added a small can of green chilies because Mark wants them in everything! This was so good and I will definitely be making it again.
 

I also wanted to share with you something I made a few weeks ago. I had never tried Spaghetti Squash and decided it was time. I had a recipe from Skinnytaste.com that I tried and of course I pinned it also. I loved it and will definitely be making it again. I also had some tomatoes to use up so this is what I did with the tomatoes and a pin from My Kitchen Affair for Parmasan Baked Tomatoes . So I buttered the spaghetti squash and topped it with the tomatoes. It was delicious!

 
 
 
 
Originally we were going to go out to celebrate Valentine's Day on Tuesday evening to avoid the crowds but since I was not feeling well that didn't happen. We have since decided to go out this weekend to see a movie and have a fine dinner. So on Valentine's Day I decided to make some PB M&M brownies and thought I would order a pizza since I had a 50% off coupon to use. We would have some wine and eat by candle light.
 
 
Well the Papa John's internet site was acting up and ended up being down. God forbid I need to make a phone call ....LOL! So I waited and tried again. It was working but it wouldn't go through. I ended up taking out our last Lou Malnati's which has to thaw for 30 minutes before we bake it for 40 minutes. Then the doorbell rang. Guess what?....yes the order ended up going through without confirmation to me. Luckily the Lou's pizza was still frozen so back to the freezer it went and off went the oven.
 
We had a very nice time at dinner and then we watched "What to Expect When Your Expecting." It was a lovely evening and just what we needed......
 
Card I got for Mark....
 

27 comments:

Hilary said...

sounds like a nice night... and the brownies sound amazing!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Everything looks so good. You have me so hungry. I really want to try the spaghetti squash. My husband and I was talking about we had never cooked it the other night. I really want to try that recipe. Looks so good.

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Oh, we love pizza anytime, special occasion or otherwise. Now, you still have one in the freezer for when you get a "hankering" for pizza.

Happy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

so glad you didn't end up with 2 dinners to eat at once. :) love the sweet cake.

Miss Debbie said...

love the card! glad you are better!

nancygrayce said...

It is probably just me, but two recipes I made from Pinterest weren't so great. :(. I'll keep trying though. Glad you're feeling better!

Polly said...

I am addicted to pinterest,vita keeping me company while I, resting my foot too. Lots of yummy recipes. It sounds like you had a nice valentines. X

The Boston Lady said...

I love that card! That's worth framing, I think! Yummy dinner and I'm glad to hear you are feeling so much better. That soup sounds very good, I'm going to look that one up! Ann

Keetha Broyles said...

I myself don't pin, but Fisherhubby is pinaddicted.

Trish said...

I enjoy Pinterest and have made several recipes, that have turned out great! Glad that you are feeling better!

Chatty Crone said...

You know I love pinterest. I also love that recipe - I just made a list and may go out tomorrow to get it. Looks like you had a great Valentine's day. Happy Belated Valentine's Day! ♥

That corgi :) said...

I've made tomatoes like that before and you are right, Debby, they are so delicious! Does sound like you and Mark had a great Valentine's celebration together!

betty

Formerly known as Frau said...

Yum! Everything you made looks amazing! Love your night....perfect in my mind! Card is awesome!

Empty Nester said...

Now that's a sweet card! Making a phone call? What's that? LOL I hate talking on the phone. But that's because I only have long-winded friends and family. Sounds like a great evening.

Laura Doran said...

Everything is so sweet! I love spaghetti squash but don't eat it as much as I should!

Miss Debbie said...

I am trying to like Pinterest. I just can't seem to get the hang of it. My daughter loves it and shares ideas with me!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I had to pin those recipes you mentioned because they look so good! Thank you!

Remind me again where to order a Lou's pizza from. I had it bookmarked but I cleared them a couple of weeks ago.

Secret Agent Woman said...

I make a similar cheesy tomato, but I will have to try that on top of spaghetti squash.

Lynn said...

I'm a pinner too. I think I might med to go to Pinners Anonymous.
Spaghetti squash. Never tried it, but you know? I think I will. Love the card and I think it needs to be decoupaged to a plaque and hanged on the wall!

Mom of 12 said...

Those brownies look awesome! I'm glad you are feeling better.
Sandy

Rhonda Watkins-Gwyn said...

Pinterest addict here as well! I have also found many wonderful recipes on there. I know that the moment I go to the site, I'm gonna be a few hours! LOL

Kristie said...

What a nice Valentine's Day at home! Sounds relaxing :-) The brownies idea is so cute and I love the card! :-)

LynnMarie said...

YUP! I too Pin - a lot- and watch others. I think I pin more than I make but hay, it's still there for the future right? Soup looks great and I have made Spaghetti squash many times, I have a girl friend who got me hooked on it.

Annie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Your cake is pretty.

xinex said...

So sorry you were sick but glad you are better, Debby. The food you prepared all look so delicious....Christine

Tami said...

yummm. The baked tomatoes look sooo good! I Pin mainly craft ideas for my preschool kids. Having recipes is a really good idea!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Ahh sweets what a great night glad the pizza showed up. Glad to hear ur feeling better.

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