Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Pinterest Review - Green Smoothie

Drink this daily and watch the pounds come off without fuss. The recipe is two handfuls of baby spinach, 1 apple, 1 banana, 1 cup of yogurt, 5 strawberries, 1/2 orange. Blend well and enjoy! I love green smoothies!!! This will give you tons of energy!... I want to try this!

I have always wondered about green smoothies.  They look interesting but I have never tried one. Since we have a problem getting all our fruits and veggies in I thought this would be a good idea.  This smoothie calls for 1 cup yogurt, 1 apple, 1 banana, 2 handfuls of spinach, 5 strawberries and 1/2 and orange.  That is way more fruit and sometimes veggies then I EVER eat in one day.

I tried this on Sunday and split it with Brandon.  I thought it was really yummy but my blender didn't do a very good job mixing everything so the small bites of spinach in it weren't that great!
I made another one tonight and this time I used the blender on my Bosch and it worked way better.  I blended everything for about 2 minutes and it was smooth with no spinach pieces in it. :) 
I also decided to put my smoothie in the freezer for a little while so it was nice and chilled and it made it so much yummier!! 
I know on the pin it says if you drink these everyday that the weight will just fall off.  Since I just drank my first one 2 days ago I don't know if that part of the pin is true and that wasn't way I tried it in the first place but I can however say that this is a very yummy green smoothie that will help you get more fruit and veggies in each day.  I know there are several varieties to green smoothies that incorporate more veggies and I plan to find one of those and try it next.

Pinterest Review - Easy Baked Chicken Dinner

I know I have seen a ton of people pin this meal.  That is probably because it is easy and the whole meal is in one pan (or 2 if you have a larger family)
Well I have to say it is just as easy and yummy as each of you thought when you pinned it. 
My only complaint would be the butter.  The recipe calls for a whole stick of butter.  I personally thought that was way to much after I got done cooking it.  My veggies were swimming in butter.  Brandon didn't mind but I think it would of been just as good with maybe half the amount of butter. I will try that next time. 
But you literally just put everything in the pan, cover with foil and bake for 1 hour and Viola!!  Dinner!!
The flavor was great and everyone loved it.  I also think it would be yummy with brussel sprouts instead of broccoli.  I might do that next time too!!
Another keeper for our family!!

Pinterest Review - Spaghetti with Shrimp in a Creamy Tomato Sauce

I love when I find reviews on Pinterest ideas.  It helps me know if something is good/bad or tips on what works and what doesn't.  So I decided maybe I could be one of those helpful people and post Pinterest reviews on the recipes and/ or crafts that I make.
Dish #1 - Spaghetti with Shrimp in a Creamy Tomato Sauce
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Spaghetti with Shrimp in a Creamy Tomato Sauce
I was excited to try this recipe.  We love pasta and we love shrimp so it was the perfect combination.
The recipe calls for 6 tomotoes.  After I diced them all I thought it was way to many tomotoes.  In the notes on the website some suggested maybe they meant roma tomatoes.  But after I combined everything together I think the tomatoes were just fine.  I do however suggest making sure you drain any liquid from the tomatoes before you start putting in all the other ingredients.  I didn't do this and there was way to much liquid.  I ended up dumping some out which may of resulted in losing from flavor. Besides that I pretty much followed the recipe as it is written.  (Actually Wal-Mart was out of Medium Shrimp so I bought 2 bags of Small Shrimp, that is why it looks like there so so much shrimp in the pan)
 Once it was all cooked I mixed it all together and it was time to eat.  I was a little worried about how it would taste since the sauce was more runny then I think it should of been due to the extra tomato juice and we were fully prepared to get hamburgers from Taylor Freeze if needed.  But much to my surprise it was FANTASTIC!!  (My plating skills need help as my plate it splattered and this doesn't look that apptizing but it really was good) 
FYI - There is a little bite to it from the Red Pepper Flakes so adjust these according.  I thought it was perfect with what the recipe called for but Brandon said he would of done more.  But he still loved it and I loved it and Jordan loved it. 
This one is a keeper for our family!!