Sometimes recipes work, sometimes they fail, and sometimes you can use leftovers to make a better meal.
I made pierogie lasagna the other day. We ate every single bite, well at least Dinosaur and I did. Hubby just couldn’t handle that it wasn’t traditional lasagna, he is VERY picky, but I love him. I didn’t use all the frozen pierogies, I decided to try some with eggs the next morning and it was a SUCCESS!
heat up pierogies in iron cast skillet on stove top
add scrambled eggs and spice mix
Dinosaur ate EVERY bite of his…with ketchup it was a heavenly breakfast.
Normally I make pancakes with fruit INSIDE of them, but this time I decided to try fruit on the outside in the shape of a smiley face. Dino was NOT having this at all, he refused to eat any of the fruit. He clearly explained that it is supposed to be inside his pancake. He at least ate some of the pancakes and politely asked for cheerios. I smiled and gladly fulfilled his request, knowing I should have NEVER deviated from my usual pancakes.
I took the left over pancakes and decided to try the same trick with the eggs. Dinosaur LOVED this too. Anything with eggs seems to be a MUST for Dino. I bet with fruit inside, it would be even better.
I did NOT learn my lesson from the smiley face pancakes, and attempted to make chicken and fruit kabobs. Since it was a last minute recipe I made it up as I went along
Pour lots of olive oil into cast iron skillet
add a good amount of spice mix
Add chicken breasts and brush on spice mix and olive oil mixture onto to both sides
Add squash around the chicken, cover and bake at 250 degrees for about 45 minutes.
I then cut the chicken, strawberries, and grapes. I carefully added the pieces on the kabob sticks and presented them to Dinosaur. He was impressed with the design, but only ate the chicken. Did I really expect anything? So silly mommy. But I have another idea for the chicken and fruit and will post about it next Tuesday.
I quickly gave made a peanut butter and jam sandwich, he ate almost all of it.
What are you recipe successes or disasters?
I FINALLY caught up with my cleaning schedule. WOOOOHOOOO