Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Back to cooking

I have failed to take pictures of what I'm making lately, but I have had the opportunity to cook again.  Kroger had a great coupon offer through August ($10 when you spend $40+) and I took full advantage of buying additional meat and canned non-perishables to use them wisely.

I cooked for my Life Group last Thursday.  At the beginning of the year, we all agreed to cook healthy for one another. I was stumped about what to make, because pasta was the easy choice for a group of 12.  What else can you cook for such a large group?  It still being summer, I decided to make chicken and vegetable kabobs and brown rice (the healthy kind).  I don't have a grill, but baked the kabobs for 20 minutes at 425 and they were a hit.  I marinated the chicken in Lowry's mesquite marinade prior to cooking, which gave only a subtle flavor to the chicken once cooked. I added 3 small pieces of chicken, onions, cherry tomatoes, yellow and green squash, and green pepper pieces to each skewer.  I made 2 skewers per person, and there was plenty to go around since some of the group didn't show.  I would definitely try this again, although it was a somewhat time consuming process.  This was also my first success with rice!!

I also made a potato, onion and sausage goulash last week.  The recipe can be found here. It wasn't as flavorful as I might have liked, but that is probably due to something I did while cooking rather than the fault of the recipe itself.  This makes the list of maybes to try again.