I’ll admit that I didn’t “get” Pinterest at first. I went to the website a few times. Didn’t get it.
I started working at my new job almost 6 months ago and remember having a conversation with a (now) friend there, who asked me “did you see that on Pinterest?” Believe it or not, this question dumbfounded me. I kindly said no, but was thinking to myself “uh…no? Why would I have? Is the whole world on Pinterest?”
Fast forward a few months and here I am. A Pinterest junkie. If I don’t know what’s for dinner? Pinterest. Need a lo-cal recipe for dieting friends who are stopping by for lunch? Pinterest. Decorating ideas for the boys’ bedroom? Pinterest. It’s clearly the place to go for IDEAS. Duh. How could I have been so blind?
So I thought I’d share with you some of the Pinterest recipes I’ve tried recently.
Looks amazing, right? Well, I thought so too. On Pinterest, I saw the chicken teriyaki and the quick note beneath the photo gave instructions to fix the chicken in the crock pot. It wasn’t until I threw everything in that I realized this looked, and was going to look, nothing like the photo. I went back to Pinterest and followed the link to the actual page with the recipe (which I’ve attached) and found that they had marinated chicken and then cooked it in the skillet with totally different ingredients. Cool. Thanks. So I went to the store and bought 2 different types of teriyaki sauce, mixed them, and sweetened it up with a bit of honey. However. The rice was amazing and the finished product was really good. I’m not ever sure if the boys will eat stuff like this but man, did they gobble it up! Only regret now is that we didn’t have leftovers.
The Pizzadilla. It was pretty good, but what I really like about this is the opportunity to play with it and change it around. Any ingredients would make this taste different. I have a quesadilla maker so that made this super simple for me.