Ok, I did it! Five new recipes for January: Funfetti cake, Meghan's famous frosting, crock pot BBQ chicken, Giada's chocolate brownie pop cookies, and spaghetti carbonara pie.
|the Funfetti cake was for J/G bday party|
|I would definitely make this again. It was fun and festive|
and made a good-sized 9" 4-layer cake.
|The spaghetti carbonara pie was just for a normal weekday|
meal. I didn't like it very much (not a fan of carbonara, not
even when I had it in Rome) so we won't make it again.
|The brownie pops (here in simple sandwich |
form) were very very good!!
|The cousins enjoyed the BBQ chicken sandwiches, and I|
enjoyed that they came from the crock pot!
For the brownie pops recipe, I only made the cookie portion of the recipe (not the fillings). I used leftover frosting for the filling. I would like to try the white-chocolate ganache filling sometime...but not the strawberry preserves. Fruit and chocolate do not mix in this house!!! ;o)
The BBQ chicken sandwiches were good, and it was especially helpful that I made this over the weekend and had it ready to reheat for our busy Wednesday dinner. Wednesdays we add 2 cousins to our dinnertime routine, and Marcus is frequently out of town, so I have been making more meals on the weekends...an age-old tip that really works! I don't have a link to the recipe, but if anyone is interested, I can post it. Just a simple chicken-in-crockpot type meal, with a homemade sauce that was as good as you can get when using a crock pot (then thickened on the stovetop).
In sum, I will most definitely make the cake, frosting, cookies, and BBQ chicken again. Especially the cookies...with the frosting! Yum!
We've been working on February new recipes but haven't quite made 5 of them yet. You'll see the February creations sometime in March. I have some more winners!