Still going strong with cooking a new dish every week and learning new skills. These are the dishes I cooked in February. You can follow along every dish I’ve cooked in 2015 on my “Stuff I Cooked” Pinterest board.
Cooking Light | Easy Chicken and Dumplings
Made this on 2/4/2015. It took me a long time just because I chopped a lot. I'm slow. I think next time I could do this in under an hour. Very tasty. Both of us loved it.
Cooking Light | Sausage and Black-Eyed Pea Hash
Made on 2/10/2015. Used raw beans soaked overnight. Normal cooking time of the dish did not cook the beans well enough. Need to cook beans separately if using raw beans. Dish has good flavors though. The fried egg on top makes it good.
Gimme Some Oven | 7-Ingredient Easy Zuppa Toscana
Zuppa Toscana at Olive Garden is one of my favorite soups, so I decided to give this a try. This dish is also called Creamy Gnocchi Soup with Kale and Sausage. Made this on 2/18/2015. I used slightly less cream than called for. I also replaced the kale with spinach because I can't chew kale with braces. It still turned out quite yummy. I didn't find the need to add any additional salt at all.
Cooking Light | Shrimp and Shiitake Rice Bowl
This was probably my favorite dish I made in February, and it was pretty easy. Made on 2/25/2015. The cooking time was very fast, but the chopping and prep beforehand took some time. You could do it in half an hour if you used chopped up veggies from a bag already. Great flavors. I would definitely make this again.
I’m gaining so much more confidence in my cooking skills. This has been a great transformative experience for me so far.