We ate out a lot when I was pregnant. Somehow, smells elsewhere were a lot more tolerable than ones in our own home. Strangely enough, going out isn't really in the cards right now. Why?
1. Babies are money zappers
2. Babies are not very good dinner companions at any restaurant that doesn't feature a drive thru
So, luckily, as I've bragged about so often on here, Tony is an excellent cook and likes to do it. I am terrible at cooking and never try it. However, after so many nights in, we were both getting a little tired of the usuals. When Tony found out how much he liked the Pinterest app on the iPad, we were set. We've had fresh recipes for dinner for a few weeks now, and I wanted to share some of the highlights.
I didn't photograph any of them because, seriously, food looks gross if you don't know how to stage it right. Also, I was too busy eating as fast as I can, my new hobby. I swear Harper can sense when food is hot and begins crying right then. I've also been known to eat while nursing, resulting in taquito crumbs found later in the folds under Harper's double chin...sorry baby...
You should know Tony never actually follows a recipe, so I can't vouch for these exactly. But the overall idea stands. These were all hits:
Tamale Pie (he halved the chicken and added in finely chopped veggies instead) - a new fave and portable to take to friends. Also good for leftovers
Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken - soooo good and healthier than takeout
Baked Chicken Taquitos - not bad for baked! Pretty easy too! We did easy bean/cheese ones for lunch the next day too
Coconut Lime Chicken - a good mix of flavors we should use more often
Hawaiian Turkey Burgers - mmm grilled pineapple. Good with veggie kabobs
I'll keep pinning ones he tries and we like on my Eat board :)