Past Few Days!

I didn’t realize it would be this hard to keep up with this blog once school started. It’s my last year of “studentdom” so I just have to keep telling myself, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.”

This week was very……varied. I’ll give you the super quick run-down:


Cheese Enchiladas: LOVE. They’re cheesy, gooey, delicious. Home run.

Recipe here.


Red Beans and Rice: Swing and a miss. I’m just not a bean-girl. The texture kills it for me. I’ll pick around the beans and go for the rice though!

Recipe here.


Slow-cooker Chicken Chow Mein. Not what I expected. It was good! But when I think of chow mien, I think of cheap, greasy, mall food courts and soggy noodles. Apparently that’s NOT what chow mean is. They’re crunchy and salty. Delicious! But not what I was expecting.

Recipe here.


Panfried Fish Fillets: Easy, semi-delicious. Looking back, I wish I’d squirted a lemon on top or something to bring out the flavors. It was all very muted. I made a honey butter sauce that Betty Crocker recommended and poured it on top. I didn’t end up eating a whole lot of it, but I can’t wait to try to make it again.

Recipe here.


Crab Cakes: I should rename mine to crap cakes because these were a fail. I tried to include my best one and my worst one in the picture, but in reality, all of them looked like the worst one. I just got a good angle on the other. They all fell apart and I’m not actually a fan of imitation crab meat it turns out.

Recipe here.


Gingersnaps: I wanted to make these to usher in the fall. It worked! These were so good. They stayed soft until I finally finished off the batch and reminded me of gingerbread cookies.

Recipe here.


Ok, last one for tonight.

Parmesan Orzo and Meatballs: Easy and delicious. I saved some to take as lunch this week. I love orzo and I get excited when I get to use it in recipes. The tomatoes were a perfect addition!

Recipe here.


Whew, sorry about that! I’ll try to be better about that!

93/691 recipes!

Orange and Dill Pan-Seared Tuna/Confetti Brown Rice

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Orange juice haters, reconsider this dish. I thought it was going to be disgusting. I’m not a fan of orange juice. It’s just too tangy for my tastes. I was afraid the sauce would ruin the tuna. Nevertheless I poured it over the tuna.

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It was GOOD. The added butter and onion downplayed the flavor of the orange juice a LOT. It still clearly had an orangey taste, but it was much more mild and paired really well with the tuna.

My only pitfall was I had to defrost the tuna and in doing so, I accidentally cooked the corners a little bit. Still delicious!

Recipe here.


This confetti brown rice is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a party in the pan AND in your mouth.

I didn’t have broccoli so I tossed in a bag of frozen onions and various bell peppers. It worked! I bet this recipe would be really easy to modify by adding in whatever vegetables are currently in my fridge.

I’d never had brown rice before and I am pretty apathetic towards it. It was good. But now I have a bunch of brown rice I have to figure out what to do with.

Also, yay for not turning out mushy rice! One of the few times that’s happened!

Recipe here.


86/691 recipes!