We've made lots of new recipes lately and I always want to remember what we liked and didn't like so that I know which ones to add back to our menu, so here's what we thought...
Cheesy Chicken and Rice..... this turned out pretty soupy and though it was tasty, it was missing something for us. A good recipe, definitely comfort food, but we were wishing for something more. It is also really similar to the Creamy Crescent Casserole that we love, so we'll probably scratch this particular recipe from future menus and just go with our old faithful.
Crockpot Beef Gyros.... believe it or not, despite my intense love for Greek food, I never even tasted this recipe! I made it on a day that I had something else going on, and only Ryan ended up eating it (and the leftovers.) He says it was super tasty, but didn't do too well re-heated. Next time, I'll try and be around for the first serving so I can form my own opinion. But, let's face it, I love tzatziki sauce, so anything wrapped in a pita with tzatziki, I'm bound to love!
Burritacos.... YUM! Seriously, this recipe combined EVERY ingredient that I love. It also makes a HUGE amount and thank goodness, it freezes well. We ate the second batch of this recipe last week and I was even more in love the second time around. Don't forget to take your reflux medicine though, it's a hot one!
Spicy Sausage Pasta .... Ryan says this recipe is his new favorite food. Another homerun in the kitchen. In fact I think he used the phrase "favorite meal you've ever made". I loved that this entire meal was made in a single (giant) skillet. One dish to wash = total win. We made it with original Rotel and loved the spicy-ness. You could take it down a notch by using just regular diced tomatoes or mild Rotel.
Crockpot Pork Chops and Apples ... We had pork tenderloin and apples for New Year's this year and when I saw this recipe, I hoped it would be similar. We used a pork tenderloin instead of pork chops. Another meal that was good, but left me wishing for something more. Definitely think we will make it again, just might play around with the spices a little.
Cauliflower Bacon Cheddar Chowder.... Made this recipe tonight. Actually, saw it a while back on Iowa Girl Eats, and then when Leigh re-posted it recently and raved about it, I knew we had to try it. We all know how I love my Easy Potato Soup, and this is a perfect "lightened up" version with cauliflower instead of potatoes. I can't wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow for lunch!