Posts tagged ‘do-not-make’

February 5, 2011

Amazing discovery!

My fav slow cooker cookbook is on Google books! So now I can share recipes with no guilt whatsoever.

With that in mind, here’s the link for tonight’s dinner: essentially tuna noodle casserole. I’ve got to say, I’m not used to doing an hour of cooking and dirtying three pans to make dinner in the slow cooker.

http://books.google.com/books?id=cDNRHs_f5P8C&pg=PA259&lpg=PA259&dq=not+your+mother’s+tuna+penne+slow+cooker&source=bl&ots=cLD_jkjCYg&sig=62FZ2CTGLgwZGTqb3j7SjNNxHPA&hl=en

End result: I liked it, the rest of the fam didn’t. Next time, I’m just throwing a can of tuna into the mac & cheese – much less work, and everyone liked that base better.

February 4, 2011

Tuna Salad “Faces”

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Tonight’s dinner for the kids comes from the book “Silly Snacks,” which KG was given for Xmas. KG and I went through and picked out our faves.

And she though they looked great… but that the cucumber tasted “yuck.” So I ended up scraping the tuna salad back out and putting it on the bread they had with the “faces,” which she then ate. W would only try the plain cucumber (not a fan).

Guess this one’s going on the do-not-make list for a while too.

February 2, 2011

Broccoli soup and challah

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Tonight’s dinner, as above. Sadly, probably won’t make it again for a while. KG had cheered for excitement every time I mentioned this dinner, helped me pick out the broccoli, etc. But when I set the bowl in front of her, she declared, “yuck.” Sigh.

I, however, loved it. The recipe is from my fave slow cooker cookbook, Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook, and is lemony, garlic, and delicious.

The challah, which I made over the course of the weekend, is from another cookbook that I can’t live without, The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook. Even though I haven’t had time to actually watch America’s Test Kitchen since the kids came along, their cookbook is still the first place I turn for anything that’s not slow cooked.