Saturday, February 11, 2012

Pin There Done That and Blog Committmentphobia

So a couple of days ago my Mom and I cooked up this cute Pin There Done That blog meme idea. Then yesterday I had a bad case of blog committmentphobia. The thing that I like about my blog is that if I have something on my mind I type it out. I hope that it helps me remember this time of my life and because my family just had a big state to state move it is a nice way to keep in touch with friends from near to far.

What I don't like about blogging is for it to feel like something that I HAVE to do. Also - if I get 2 comments, 0 comments, 12 comments (my all time record) I could care less. I don't want to have to worry about how many links I get or likes or whatever. This is my little blog and you know what - love it or leave it - it is all good with me.

That said -

I still like the idea of Pin There Done That as a good way for me to keep track of what I have tried and pinterest and would love to have people join in. Soooooo - if you want to join in - please do. Post on Facebook if I am your Facebook friend, shoot me an email or leave a comment and I can link back to you or repost. I just can't wait to start looking at the actual practical applications of all of these great pins!!!!!!


The Food Edition
(Click on the name of the recipe and it will take you to the pin)
This has gone STRAIGHT into the rotation. So so so good - everyone in the family ate it!!!! I used plenty of sauce and because it was a week night I used a tomato basil pre-made sauce so I did not put the real live basil in. I also served it with noodles because - well you know - little kids - noodles - always helps with the sell.
Anyway - Holly's Pin There Done That Star System - 4.5 out of 5 stars

Now I am not going to lie - I had high high hopes for these and they were sort of a fail. A lot of work for just a little bit of tasty. Also finding the muffin top cups was a pain in the neck. I will probably not repeat this one.

I have only one word
total fail
The stew meat smelled great in the crock pot but when I put it all together it was a little dry and rejected by all (even me and I will eat anything)

Oh oh my. I have made these SEVERAL times and I do have to say - they make me popular wherever I go. Follow the recipe exactly - use an ice scream scoop - you are golden.

Not gonna lie - I pinned this one so of course I think it is good but I am telling you - it is good. So so so good. Believe me - don't believe me - totally up to you but I am telling you - try this one.

Now I do not make my mashed potatoes the way that the recipe says. I just chop up my potatoes (with skins on) into chunks and put in the crock pot. I put 1 tsp garlic salt, 1/2 tsp salt, some pepper, some butter (you know me and my recipes - half a cup ish) and cook the potatoes all day. Then just mash them with your electric hand mixer (add some milk to the potatoes as you mash - it will make it nice and creamy)

Anyway - the pork chops and mashed potatoes crock pot dinner was easy and devoured by all family members so it is also going into the rotation!!!!

Going through all of my pins makes me realize how many pins that I have yet to try so here are some pins that I am going to try this week. I will report back and let you know how it goes. Also - stay tuned because we are almost finished with the valentines day edition of Pin There Done That :)

Food pins to try next week:

Now I would love to hear how you are doing!!!!!!!

Talk soon



Anonymous said...

Yum, we!re going to try a couple of these! Mimi

insert clever display name said...

Recipes are the one category that I do actually do from pinterest. Recently, I've made "the best broccoli" of your life and a vinaigrette parmesan cauliflower, baked spaghetti, and an entire tea party menu. Kate