I am completely determined to try the things that I pin on Pinterest. I’ve already tried a few things…some have majorly flopped which is why they’re not up here. The cookie dough dip that I made, found via Pinterest. So I’m starting a series in my blog devoted to the recipes and crafts that I find via Pinterest.
I found a copy cat recipe for Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets last week and have been dying to try it. I mean seriously DYING. Chick-Fil-A is one of the few fast food choices that I find somewhat acceptable. I mean the waffle fries with whatever the heck is in their Chick-Fil-A sauce = simply amazing.
So when I finally got to try this recipe out tonight I was slightly disappointed. They turned out sweet like Chick-Fil-A but were just lacking something. It’s possible that my spice measurements were a little off. But these are definitely something that I want to try again. I mean it’s Chick-Fil-A for pete’s sake. Obviously I’m going to keep trying this one.
What I changed: Since the boyfriend is on a diet I fried half of the nuggets and baked the rest. Pictured are the fried ones. Like I said, they look great but are just lacking something in flavor.
I paired this lovely dish with my most favorite food ever: Potatoes. I love potatoes. It may have something to do with my Irish blood, I’m really unsure. But potatoes and I have a very serious relationship. So when I found a recipe for Parmesan Roasted Potatoes you bet I pinned it in a heartbeat. And I made plans to makes them immediately. The only issue was that I had to put off making this dinner for a day. But I didn’t know this until I have already prepped the potatoes . There they sat in my lovely Rachel Ray cookware all oiled and spiced and I had to wait another day before I could eat them. Le sigh. Let me tell you when I pulled out my Ray Ray cookware and saw the dark soggy looking potatoes that lay before me, I was not optimistic. However, they ARE potatoes after all. So I baked away.
They turned out really well. The boyfriend loved them. They tasted quite amazing. I’d imagine they’d be much crispier if they didn’t sit in olive oil all night.
What I changed: I didn’t have Parmesan cheese (I know right!) So I substituted shredded cheddar jack. Also for the record I decided to wing it with a lot of the measurements. My excuse is that my measuring spoons were in the dishwasher. Let’s be honest, I’m not likely to have used them anyway.