Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pinterest Inspiration

On Friday night, I got together with two of my lovely ladies and our significant others at my girlfriend's house. We had a "Pinterest Date". Our date included choosing a dinner and dessert recipe from Pinterest to make for the men. The guys played Playstation while we slaved away in the kitchen :) The three of us split up the list of ingredients to pick up from the grocery store. We made Crispy Chicken with Creamy Italian Sauce and Bowtie Pasta. Here's a picture to make your mouth water:

Along with the chicken and pasta, we made Bisquick's Cheese Garlic Biscuits...YUM! These things never disappoint!
The chicken was delicious!! We came to the conclusion that it was not terrible for us because it was coated in corn flakes...nothing too bad for you. The pasta on the other hand...calls for a whole 10 oz. package of Italian Herb and Cheese Cream Cheese. It may've been artery clogging but it was absolutely scrumpcious and will definitely be making it again.

Dessert came next.

Chocolate overload? I think yes...but it doesn't hurt every once in a while. We cheated a little on this recipe. Let me explain. The recipe instructed to make the chocolate chip cookie and brownie from scratch. We decided to cut down on the labor, LOL. We knew we'd be busy making the chicken and pasta so we simply bought mixes instead. Amongst the boys, it was a fan can't go wrong with double stuffed oreos smothered by chocolate chip cookies and brownies, right? The guys were very impressed with what their women created in the kitchen that evening. A couple of them even indulged in seconds!

Pinterest is something that we are very thankful for in this household (although Matt claims to not be interested). When we started building our house, I promised Matt that since we were going to have a huge kitchen with a double oven and extra long gourmet buffet, I would learn how to cook and make dinner ALL the time. Well, immediately after we moved in I became extremely busy with wedding planning since our engagement was only a mere 10 months away! I then made a promise to start cooking after we the wedding was over. Conveniently, I discovered Pinterest right after we got back from our honeymoon. The mouth watering recipes inspired me to get busy in the kitchen. I've tried making several different things since then and don't plan to stop anytime soon! Hubster is happy as a clam and is always eager to discover what is next in the lineup! He is also extremely willing when his help is needed in the kitchen whether it be to help prep the meal or clean up afterwards! I'm very thankful to report that our relationship is 50/50 when it comes to house chores and duties!

In the next few weeks, I will be taking a trip to Hobby Lobby to gather materials needed to make these DIY projects!

How cute is this?! OMG, obsessed! I'm going to make one for our house and if I am confident enough, I may make some for Christmas gifts! I better get crackin'!

And this. These are so cute and look simple! I'm going to make a "B" to hang somewhere in the house. Our kitchen theme is "all things wine" so it will probably go in there somewhere. We already have a ton of corks so I might as well use them for something crafty :)

I will leave you with a picture of a couple of friends that we went out with last night! Adobe Gilas is always a fun bar to go to...especially when there is a LOT of fun people watching to do! :) My oh my...I wish I had pictures to share of some of the things we saw...


  1. Sounds like fun! How do I get into this club!

  2. Mandy- same here! lol, where were we?!