Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Show & Tell # 4

I am standing at the front of the class.... so, please don't laugh. : )

For some reason, I have been in the cooking mood lately. DH & I have always had our favorites that we cook regularly. But, lately we have been feeling more adventurous. To you, these foods may sound like common everyday meals, but for us they haven't been since we married. Neither of us cooked much when we lived at home. In the last few weeks, I have pulled out my cookbooks (We have gotten several over the last few years, but we have never used them). We made homemade vegetable soup and pumpkin bread one Sunday. It was a hit. The soup was gone by the next day and we had enough bread for other family members to try. We were so proud of ourselves.

And, then last weekend I made meatloaf. This is how it turned out (instead of a loaf pan I used a cupcake pan):

O.k. So, they may have not looked the best. However, they were yummy! DH & I had some for lunch and dinner that day. Then, I took a couple to my Dad and finished them off the next day for lunch at work.

I know that there are many recipes out there that vary from book, to website, to the person using them. But, what do you suggest we try next? I am tired of cooking/eating the same old food each night (in others words frozen chicken).

What are others showing?


Courtney said... [Reply to comment]

Yum! That all sounds so good!

BTW, thanks so much for all the sweet comments on my blog! :-)

Cara said... [Reply to comment]

Rachel - that is a great idea! I would never have thought to make it like that, but it is a good meal to spread out!!

thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Great job in your cooking. You will get better and better as you keep going. Your recipes sound yummy :)

Kristin said... [Reply to comment]

Have you ever tried Taco Soup? WE love it and it is ultra simple to make. If you want the recipe, email me at cruzowlpost at earthlink dot net

Lavender Luz said... [Reply to comment]

I cannot top homemade vegetable soup and pumpkin bread.

But I can angle for an invitation the next time you cook it. ;-)

Quiet Dreams said... [Reply to comment]

Using the cupcake pan sounds really smart! I'll have to try that!

areyoukiddingme said... [Reply to comment]

I was never a big fan of soup, until I ate my MIL's potato soup and french onion soup. Delicious! Then my aunt came over and taught me how to make my grandma's chicken soup. There are so many soup varieties to try!

Our favorite recipes are chicken enchiladas and any kind of chinese food we're feeling brave enough to attempt.

Parenthood For Me said... [Reply to comment]

I too have been really trying to vary our meals. I am not the real chef in the family but I do have to contribute a couple of nights a week. For me it is about confidence in myself that I can make a good meal.
My husband made the most delicisou chicken french last night but it was a light recipe- a little olive oil, lemon juice. So good.

Mrs. Gamgee said... [Reply to comment]

Love the mini-meatloaf thing! I bet it cut down on cooking time too...

I have tons of recipes to share. Soups, pasta, even things to spice up plain ol' chicken. Drop me a line at missus(underscore)gamgee at yahoo dot com.

Emmy said... [Reply to comment]

I love the idea of doing little meat loaves! The ends are always my favorite, and with the mini, each one would be like that!

I have a lot of good recipes and have been working on a lot of recipes that are freezable, so a delicious meal is an hour away with only time in the oven. Let me know your food preferences, and I'll send you some recipes! emmymay733 at

Delenn said... [Reply to comment]

I love the creativity of the mini meatloafs! I am like areyoukiddingme..chicken enchiladas and chinese food (or sushi!)

Some of my favorites to make lately--scallops and italian sausage; cook them up in a skillet, some fresh veggies on the side...yum!

Also, a good casserole with pasta and meat/chicken.


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