Greetings fellow peeps! Strange title, hmmm??? I don't blog often and when I do, it's not usually about food. You see, I feel like I am a very average cook, with no appreciable talents or tips in the kitchen that you could
not get from someone far more knowledgeable than myself. I have blogged about my family or get-togethers with some of the most wonderful folks here.
However, I have the honor of being in the AR Ambassador program this year. Hence, "can she even cook?" Well, yes, I can and do cook... regularly. Nothing fancy, my DH likes his meat and potatoes. He doesn't care for salads
or fruits, and we rarely have a dessert in the house. When I do bake, it is usually for the gang at work, otherwise a cake or pie would have 1 or 2 pieces taken out and then left to become a science experiment.
This month's AR Ambassador tasks for January included making faceless crockpot recipes.
I routinely use recipes from here at AR, but very seldom like to review them unless it's an absolute winner. So many opinions, so many different tastes... who am I to decide whether something is "good" or not? The pork chop
recipe above? Not so great, but some folks loved it!
Some other AR recipes used this month:
The pork medallions from Marianne? Absolutely wonderful. Funny story I had to share with Marianne this month... I fixed the pork medallions, along with creamy garlic mashed potatoes and beautiful steamed brussel sprouts. Actually,
I should have taken a pic, since it looked so yummy. The next morning my DH, who had a terrible cold, asked very innocently "What was that you fixed for supper last night?" Uhh... he's had that same dish at least three times before. I very slowly explained
what it was and he said "couldn't taste or smell a thing...". So I could have used the full amount of capers, lemon juice and balsamic. He wouldn't have noticed whether it was tart or not.
Oh yes, the second part of the title of my blog. Why are blueberries so... so... ROUND? What do round things do when dropped onto a flat surface? Yep, I'll bet you guessed it... they ROLL. Sigh...an entire container of blueberries
got knocked off of the upper shelf, the container hit below and popped open, and every single one of the little round buggers scattered to the far reaches of my kitchen. Thankfully, no cats were around to chase them. I rinsed them well and even though my
floors were clean, I just didn't feel right using them. So I very
carefully removed another container from the fridge for my Health Nut Muffins, a recipe I tweaked based on the original recipe from zopooh. Not a light & airy muffin, pretty dense, but packed with the good stuff.
Let's just say I need to work on my photography skills... DH looked at me rather strangely when all of a sudden I had gotten very friendly with my camera. I hate taking pictures. And.. I was taking pictures of his dinner,
that all of a sudden had garnishes on the plate. What's that? Never mind, as I quickly whisk it off of his plate. It's just a touch of color!
I will try to keep you posted on my AR Ambassador Adventures. Wish me luck dear friends. This could be an interesting ride.