Saturday, August 17, 2013

Some Things I've tried

Many times when I write this post, it is about ideas I've tried from Pinterest but this one is a combo of things I've tried from there as well as real life things.Lets start with the real life stuff:

This is my new "best friend".  I love sweet tea.  I make it and I buy it - it is so good.  Yet I know there is a ton of sugar in it (since I make it at home) and sugar substitutes do not work with sweet tea.  My dad at some of this Arnold Palmer in his fridge when I was at my parents house a few weeks ago so I tried it and was quite surprised by how good it really is to drink.  Don't get me wrong - it is not sweet tea but it sure is refreshing :-)

I've tried so hard to get on the "Greek Yogurt bandwagon".  I even went as far as to buy these dips thanks to a sale at the store AND a coupon which gave me two dips for $2.00.  It's a good thing because they both went in the trash.  Talk about gross.  Seriously.  I'm so done with anything greek yogurt.

Raise your hand if you love Arby's curly fries?  Arby's used to be my favorite fast food resturant years ago.  I loved the turkey deluxe with a side of curly fries and cheese.  I was so sad when the chain changed their menu and no longer offered my favorite sandwich.  Recently I saw these fries in the freezer section of my store and decided to pick them up for dinner.  They were really, really good.  Of course, you must have them with cheese sauce so I tried this recipe from Serious Eats - a fantastic recipe for cheese sauce and so easy. 

So, I tried a couple new recipes recently.  The first is for the chicken from Pia Recipes and is Baked Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken.  This recipe came highly recommended from a friend but when I made it, the chicken had very little flavor, did not brown up on top and was dry.  Then, I thought I would try this new green bean casserole dish from, which usually does not steer me wrong but this was not very good. 

Some success and some failure but what fun is life if you don't try new things?  :-)