I was in the mood to do some cooking over the weekend. Two of the recipes I made were new....
- Skinnytaste's Broccoli and Orzo. I had never made orzo and was intrigued by this side dish - which could easily be made into a main dish. It was good.....though a little lacking in flavor. I put a fair amount of parmesan cheese on it....and it still lacked a little something. I'd really like to experiment with it, as it really has a lot of potential!
- Also from Skinnytaste: Overnight Oats in a Jar. I found chia seeds (an amazingly good food for you!) at Trader Joe's and was excited to find a recipe that looked good. Unfortunately, my chia seeds did not expand or anything overnight. They looked the same the next morning as they do in the bag...only they were in a soggy mess of oatmeal and blueberries. This was definitely a recipe I'll not make again. It seemed like an easy breakfast solution....but, no.
I hate it when I try a recipe that completely flops. It really take all my cooking motivation away for quite a while. I may stick to baking alone this week!