Thursday, June 16, 2011

Food Glorious Food!

Joel always laughs at me because I hate working out, but I LOVE food! Cooking and baking helps me relieve stress. Some people sit in front of the TV to go into no-man's-land, I cook. And I'll be the first to admit that I eat what I cook. (I'm one of those girls.) So, in order to keep my girlish figure, I've been working out. (boo!)

Here is just a sample of what I've been cooking recently.

Homemade Lasagna -It looks a bit different because I layered the cheese, sauce, and noodles differently this time. Mom's suggestion to make it "prettier" when you cut into it. It worked. Definitely pretty.

Homemade Rolls

Homemade Peach Cobbler- It was yummy! It looks like cinnamon rolls because you take dough, roll pecans, sugar, and butter in it, and put it on top of the peach mixture. Of course, I served it with icecream. :)

Mandarine Orange and Almond Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Garlic Roasted Chicken- This is my first attempt to cook a whole chicken. My observations, 1.) It takes forever to thaw, 2.) I don't know how I feel about taking the insides out myself, 3.) I think it's gonna be worth the price...$5.87. The before picture is to show everyone how proud I am that I trussed it myself :)

The finished product. We didn't actually eat this one. We gave it to a family who just had a baby. We get ours on Sunday! MMM.


  1. Julia Child, why's yo' chicken so go'geous?! XD S'r'sly, Jenni, 's beautiful and definitely jealousy-inducing :) Was worried about you and could NOT find your blog again for the life of me (the bookmark is on the other computer D:); but, good to see that you're well and keeping proactive ;)

    Affection out the wazoo,

  2. HELLO!!! I think of you randomly, then I realize I don't have your email or phone number...could yuou send them to me???

    I would LOVE to hear how you've been and what you've been up to!