Saturday, May 19, 2012
Weekend Cooking: Pin It and Do It
Pinterest has been tempting me for months, but the last thing I needed was another online activity. My resistance was firm until Trish created the Pin It and Do It challenge. Even the button is adorable. How could I not start pinning?
My recipe board began to grow and this week I decided to start experimenting with a few pins. First up was a Chicken Stir-Fry with Asparagus and Cashews from Food & Wine magazine. This was a big hit with the family. I followed the recipe exactly, but omitted the chives. Asian fish sauce and oyster sauce were special purchases for this recipe, but I know I'll make it again.
Encouraged by success, I went back to my board the following night and tried Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia courtesy of Rachel Ray. This was simple and delicious. I didn't have fresh parsley and used dried. Next time I'll be sure to have fresh on hand, it would give the dish a little more color. A minute or two under the broiler might be good, too.
We went three for three on Friday with this recipe for Marinated Pork Medallions. I didn't get my act together in time to marinade overnight, but that didn't seem to matter. All day was adequate. The grill rack made cooking a breeze. We had no leftovers.
This makes me a 'Timid Pinner' (1-3 pins), but there's a cake recipe I want to try later this weekend. I may just end up being 'Pinterested' (4-7 pins). Thanks, Trish, for hosting this challenge. Pinterest is fun!
Are you are on Pinterest? I'm pinning as LakesideMusing... come follow me.
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