Monday, February 3, 2014

Food Frenzy

The past few days I've been in a baking/cooking frenzy!! I had class on Mon-Tuesday and then had clinicals for 13 hours on Wed (which I absolutely loved but that's a story for another day) which meant that I had Thursday off!! Then I didn't have to work at the nursing home all weekend so it gave me plenty of time to make some things. Free time like this almost makes me wish I could be just a stay at home mom!!! :) To bad I love nursing and money so much!!

First I want to mention something that I made last Sunday. I made a red velvet pie. OMG it has taken the place of my favorite pie for the time being. It was so good!!! Even though I almost cut my thumb off in the process it all turned out great.

Then Thursday I was rather ambitious. I made the Pioneer Woman's "Spread" which is a basic giant cookie topped with chocolate and what ever toppings you have on hand. I also made a balsamic vinaigrette. I made the "Spread" for bible study I came home with 2 pieces left in the box which my dad then devoured. I made the vinaigrette just as an encouragement for me to eat more salads and to play around with different flavor profiles. I ended up not having any lettuce/spinach to try my dressing on so I marinated some chicken in it and cooked it and put it over rice. It was really good.

Friday I had a hankering for oatmeal raisin cookies. So I set out in my vast collection of cookbooks to find a good cookie recipe. I was looking in a cookbook from 1964 and I found a recipe that sounded good so I gave it a try. It didn't have oatmeal in it but it was still really good and was nice to use a cookbook I haven't used before. 

Finally for Super Bowl Sunday. I made 3 different dishes for a party I went to. The first is a Jalapeno sausage popper wrapped in bacon and the second is a chili cream cheese chip dip and third I made chocolate no bake cookies. Everything went over well I would say I only came home with 1 cookie :)


  1. jeez busy!! post the recipes for us ;)

  2. Yum! Anytime you wanna come to my house and cook up a storm you're more than welcome ;)