Tuesday, March 10, 2009

trial and error

i've thought a lot about blogging this week but i didn't really have a lot to say besides, "i don't know why but i'm really tired all the time right now." so, i've been sparing you from my whining :). i'm telling ya...i look out for my peeps.

life has been super busy and a little hectic lately so i haven't been very adventurous in trying new recipes. i've been cooking but i've been relying on some old standards that i know work and are quick to fix. tonight i decided to break out of that rut and try something new and different. i'll admit that while it looked GREAT in the cooking light cookbook, i was nervous to try it. i made orange glazed chicken with cranberry rice and i was honestly really surprised at how well i liked it (i'm not much of an orange fan). i'm also very happy to report that hubs liked it (i just asked him to confirm...i don't want to spread misinformation on the blog. he just said, "yeah, i liked it...it was really good.) so, score!! i'm trying so hard to build up a collection of recipes that are healthy, easy, and yummy.

the orange glazed chicken cooking

cranberry rice

joel's plate...it was yummy.

the other exciting thing happening in my life right now is that we are on the verge of march madness and i am SO excited. seriously, it is a close second (could potentially tie) for my favorite time of year (football season being the first). so, get your brackets ready and brace yourself for some madness!

hopefully, i'll be back later in the week/weekend with a less random post. have a happy tuesday!


ThreeGirlyGirls said...

Looks very yummy!!

Andrea said...

I love orange chicken. You'll have to send me the recipe...I'm always looking for healthy, yummy recipes, too.

Cari said...

cranberry rice...that sounds awesome! send me the recipe!

Amy E. said...

You little Betty Crocker!! You just need to start you a little recipe blog....pics and all!!! I am impressed! It does look de-lish!
Might as well start calling you The Pioneer Woman.....:)

Melissa said...

You go girl! I was always scared to try new things on Steve at first. It's pretty fun to cook at home and be together though. I am proud of you!! You are braver than me! Is braver a word?