Pinterest is a funny thing.
I held out for a LONG TIME, knowing it would be a time suck for me. But then, I talked myself into believing that rather than printing out recipes, I could use Pinterest as a virtual clipboard. And so off I went pinning (got a little psycho about it, too!).
I created boards for food, parties, my boring wardrobe, adult beverages, my home, etc. I liked what I pinned and I was inspired by the beautiful images I found.
But time passed, and I realized I’d done jack squat about all those pins I’d collected.
After whining about this sad truth last week, my friend Leigh and I challenged each other to make a couple of things from our boards. I took a quick look, picked two items, and built my shopping list. And this was the perfect weekend for cooking!
I decided to try a breakfast recipe, knowing I had evening plans on Saturday. I’d pinned a recipe for ham cups and thought they sounded tasty. AND THEY WERE!
This recipe reminded me of my mom’s Christmas strata (without the bread). People on no carb diets, take note! I ate two and was very satisfied! I can’t wait to make them again and think they’d make a perfect breakfast when having guests over, too.
I edited the recipe slightly and only used ham, egg whites, a tiny bit of butter, a tablespoon of fat free milk, chives, salt and pepper.
This was fancy, folks…but easy to make – don’t let the parchment paper fool you!
Tilapia with Vegetables en Papillote was something I pinned early on. I haven’t been a fish eater for very long, but I like that it’s tasty and relatively healthy. I needed more healthy recipes, so I thought this would be right up my alley.
The flavor was definitely nice, but honestly, after about thirty minutes, I found myself chowing down on a bowl of cereal. If I make this again, I’ll serve it with quinoa or something that will fill ye olde gut more significantly.
All in all, I’m glad I tried this; it was a new meal prep style for me and it pushed me to get out of my comfort zone!Do you do anything with your pins or are you a lame-o like me who just pins pretty pictures?