Friday, October 28, 2011
Living Pinterest: Slow Cooker Soup and Easy Parm Knots
Poor Drew Jones. I wonder if when he married me he knew that I was kitchen-challenged.
He was sitting next to me as I typed that sentence so I decided to ask him...
"Hey, did you know when we got married that I didn't really like to cook?"
He shakes his head no.
He says, "Wait, I guess...maybe? I don't know."
The best part of this is that he is sitting next to me eating a bagel and chips for dinner at 10:14 p.m.
Poor Drew Jones.
But there is HOPE Drew Jones! A shining light of sweet sweet hope called PINTEREST.
Beautiful photos of yummy looking food are always all over Pinterest. At first I only pinned pretty cake and cookie and caramel exploding brownies but then I started seeing recipe ideas for things that looked real darn good to me. So slowly I started pinning soups and wraps and crock pot meals with the best intentions to actually make them. I felt good about trying these things because I figured if a crap ton of people pinned it, it must be worth making...because part of what I dislike about cooking is spending the money and time to make something and having it turn out gross or even just okay.
So I decided to make Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup (original pin) & Easy Parmesan Knots (original pin) from my Food Glorious Food pinboard.
And not only did I resolve to make these things, but I decided that I would pack them up in our car along with our adorable baby and suprise Drew Jones with a homemade lunch at work.
That's like 6 wife points around here.
I liked this recipe because:
a: it is a slow cooker so-easy-an-eight-year-old-could-do-it recipe and my kitchen IQ is that of an 8 year old. (or less)
b: it is vegetarian and I am always looking for good meatless meals.
c: soup is good when it gets cold and it's getting cold around these parts
The recipe is here.
This was the finished meal. AND IT WAS GOOD.
Drew Jones even LIKED the mushroom part of it. ( 2 points reinstated.) AND I have already made it again and took it to share at a party where it got some rave reviews.
So seriously, try it. And be sure to use that Lawry's Tortellini seasoning packet, because I think it is probably better than "white sauce mix" if that even exists.
Time to link up and show off how you've been Living Pinterest too! I love visiting your links and seeing what you are up to...