Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pinterest Experiments - April 2013

Banana Tres Leches Cake    WOW!!!  This cake is really great - sits like a brick, very dense, but really good.  My favorite part was the warm banana topping - make plenty of that because you'll want one in every bite!  I froze half the cake (without the topping) and was able to whip up some more topping and eat it a couple weeks later which was nice.  I definitely recommend this one!  (Pinterest Link Here)

Amish Friendship Bread  - This was a great recipe since it doesn't require days of work (like the original Amish Friendship Bread).  This recipe gets a great result in one day with No Kneading!  I liked the suggestion of one lady on the blog to replace half the butter with apple sauce.  I plan to use "chunky applesauce" next time I make it so that there are chunks of apples in the bread - YUM.  The only other suggestion I would make is that I like a good sugar crust on top so rather than swirling with a knife at the very end, I think next time I will swirl it just before adding the last bit of sugar topping!  Another great recipe I recommend!  (Pinterest Link Here)

Mongolian Beef  Loved this one too!  Great flavors and really quite easy!  After cutting up my flank steak, I cooked half of it for dinner and froze the rest for later.  After eating we still had a lot of sauce leftover and I couldn't bring myself to throw it out -so I froze that too.  That was a couple months ago.  Last night I pulled the steak and sauce out of the freezer and cooked it up.  It was delicious all over again without much effort at all!  The only change I made was to add fresh green beans to the sauce, it tasted great and I'm sure other veggies would too!  Thumbs up!  (Pinterest Link Here)

Funeral Sandwiches.  Time for a Thumbs Down?  Sorry if you have tried these and liked them but I am not a fan.  I can see why they are called Funeral Sandwiches - because if they don't give you a heart attack they will certainly depress you!  Actually they aren't bad, I just hate to eat something that is loaded with fat and not have it taste Amazing!  Personally I think they are a waste of your daily calories.
(Pinterest Link Here)

Croques Monsieur.  These babies on the other hand, are loaded with fat and I was perfectly ok with it.  I couldn't believe how good they were and I loved every bit of them!  My kids thought they had died and gone to heaven.  AMAZING!  I will probably only make them a couple times a year but that will just add to their allure!  Be careful with your broiler - you don't want to go to all that work only to have them burn at the very end.    (Pinterest Link Here)

See why I need to work out 4x a week!  

1 comment:

  1. Everything looks so amazing, but I agree with you about funeral sandwiches!