From time to time, I get bored cooking the same old recipes. (Don’t we all?) I decided recently that it was time to finally start trying a few of the recipes I’d been hoarding on Pinterest for months. Below are my reviews of a few of those recipes…
First, I felt STUPID buying zucchini. Isn’t zucchini usually one of those things you have such an abundance of that you can’t even GIVE it away? Well, no one I know grew any this year, so I had to buy it. Which felt silly.
That aside, this stuff is burn-your-lips-off GREAT. I left out the ginger and sesame oil (they were optional) and the cilantro and green onions (I forgot to buy them), and it was still fabulous. I also doubled the recipe because I didn’t think the noodles looked like enough. (Poor judgement… we had plenty leftover.) The spice is not for the faint of heart. I can’t say that it burned in my mouth or stomach, but my lips were on fire! Sriracha + red pepper flakes = yum!
I blatantly ignored the “skinny” part of these rolls and added ground beef to my pasta sauce for these lasagna rolls. Aside from that, I prepared it pretty much by-the-book. I did double the recipe because I didn’t feel like having leftover ricotta, and who doesn’t love leftover Italian food!? (It just gets better the next day, amirite?!)
My one criticism here was that the filling seemed too thin to me. Even having drained my spinach well, it gushed out when I cut open the rolls with my fork. If I were to do it again, I’d mix some mozzarella in with the filling as well to give it a little more body and stick the noodles closed a bit more.
I don’t have a fancy family chili recipe, and I’ve always wanted to have one that was my go-to for cold winter days. Plus, an excuse to use (1) my home-canned tomatoes, and (2) my new dutch oven?! YES!
I overdid it on the noodles on this one — whoops, that’s what I get for “eyeballing it” instead of measuring! But it was still tasty, especially when I added in some shredded cheddar cheese. Yum! Next time I’ll hold off on the noodles a bit.
Have you tried any recipes you have found on Pinterest? Have they been successes or failures?