Aack! It's been almost an entire week since my last post....sorry about that. I wish I was one of those bloggers that could post something everyday but sadly I don't think that will be happening anytime soon. For starters, I'm usually running behind schedule by 9:30AM...ughh :( I try to fit in my blogging during down time, but with two young kids that's not usually till late at night. Also, there are many times that I try new recipes and they just don't come out that great.
So today, I thought I would share with you some of those dishes. Now don't let the pretty pictures fool you....these recipes were really not "blog worthy".
Mexican Rice- This side dish wasn't completely bad. In fact, I plan to try it again and with a little tweaking it could be great. My husband wasn't a fan at all though and found it too mushy.
Lemon Honey Herb Dressing- I have a large pot of parsley outside on my patio that will produce till mid December. I was excited when I found this dressing in Southern Living magazine to help me use some of it up. The dressing had no zip to it though :(
Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Mango Salsa- I found this recipe for baked coconut shrimp with a slightly spicy mango salsa in last month's Rachel Ray magazine. However there is a reason why most coconut shrimp recipes call for frying...the baking just produced bland/coconutty shrimp.
Crab Cakes- When jumbo lump crab meat was on sale last month at the grocery store, I immediately started looking up recipes for crab cakes. I decided to go with the Cook's Illustrated version which seemed to be just perfect. I'm not sure what went wrong, but I really did not care for them and I normally LOVE crab cakes. They don't even think they look right in the picture.
Sweet and Sour Crockpot Meatballs- I thought this would be a dish the kids would just love, but they didn't and told me so accordingly. I can't blame them, I had two bites and decided to just eat the rice for dinner that night.