This week was far less successful and tasty than last week. In fact, the best tasting dish of the week I failed to snap a photo of and there were no leftovers.
First up, the most miserable failure of the week: Salted Carmel Buttery Crumb Bars.
Being hopeful, I doubled the recipe knowing it should last until I made dessert next. Nope, they were awful despite how gorgeous and tempting they looked in the pan. The shortbread was overly sweet, the caramel was hard, and the crumb topping was just a crumb version of the bottom shortbread layer. There are MUCH better uses for all of these ingredients.
Next up were the Parmesan Hamburger Buns. Another waste of ingredients, although if I thought it worth the effort these most likely be improved.
I made sausage rolls instead since we were having sausage for dinner last night. The recipe wasn’t difficult but it was too salty. They smelled great baking and turned out beautifully.
This is a prime example of looks being deceiving however. The rolls were too salty from the parmesan and yet managed to be tasteless and bland at the same time.
Creamy Lemon Stovetop Chicken
The highlight of dinner this week was undoubtedly Creamy Lemon Stovetop Chicken. It was so good it was gone before I remembered to take a picture! The skillet was all but literally licked clean by us. This recipe will easily scale up to make for a dinner party or a large gathering. Picky eaters and children might not prefer it but they will be in the minority.
So, overall it wasn’t an overly successful week in trying recipes from Pinterest. I did however make the best spaghetti sauce of my life this week without opening a jar or can. It was an experiment with the tomato powder and sundried tomatoes we purchased from Bulk Foods. Seriously, the best sauce I’ve ever had in my life (sorry Mum). Next time I make sauce I will try and get an idea of how much of this and that goes into the crockpot so I can share.