look what i can do!

April 08, 2014

This post is dedicated to Meg** Patricia Monk, who I believe was convinced I would never learn to cook real food and who lent me her pink jacket which I have not returned.

Lots of people have been posting everywhere about General Conference. General Conference weekend is a blessing not only because we have the opportunity to listen to our Prophet and other church leaders for two days straight, but also because we have the opportunity to eat good food and stay in comfortable clothes for two days straight.

I wanted to keep proving my culinary abilities this Conference weekend, but that ended up being definitely not the case. On Sunday we ate bagels and yogurt for breakfast as we ran out the door to meet Molly and Austin for the first session of Conference in Salt Lake. The four of us made it to Salt Lake in plenty of time so we drove through McDonald's for second breakfast, and then ate lunch after the session at Bruges Waffles and Frites where it was pretty much meat and fries for all of us. (Also Stefan was in Heaven there, but I forgot to get any pictures. I guess we need to go back! SOON.)

Stefan and I made it back home that night just in time for the Priesthood Session. I made a frozen pizza for him and his friends while I myself ate four cookies for dinner... (I made that butterscotch treat again, but this time I actually made it into cookies rather than just being a chex-mix type snack. I thought watching myself eat big cookies instead of mindlessly snacking on the "chex-mix" would help me eat less. Not the case.)

Sunday morning we made Pillsbury cinnamon rolls while all the good Mormons made home-made cinnamon rolls, I slept the two hours between sessions so Stefan just made a PBJ, and then that night we had popcorn/cereal/a taco for dinner. So... plans failed for a delicious Conference weekend.

But then came Monday! When I made the thing I had planned to make on Sunday! I decided on this recipe I found on Pinterest because we already had a lot of the ingredients. Guys, I worked so hard. It took a long time. I used so many different appliances and measuring cups and knives and I minced garlic. And then in the end, like a fool, I made the one mistake the recipe warned me not to make. I mixed the mozzarella in with all the other stuff instead of waiting to put it on the top at the end. It still tasted right (goood), but it didn't look right so naturally I didn't take a picture.

Then today I used myfridgefood.com where you put in all the ingredients you have at your house and the website will generate recipes you can make from what you already have. Neat. Basically our options tonight were something Mexican or some type of breakfast food. I opted for this really easy Mexican dip.

8 oz cream cheese
8 oz sour cream
16 oz salsa
One packet of taco seasoning
All that mixed together for the bottom layer, then you can add layers of lettuce, tomato, cheese, olives, etc.

I cut the recipe in half which made my bottom layer a little too runny, but I thought it still tasted really good. I also almost lost a thumb cutting the tomato, but at least now we know that when I let out a scared gasp while cooking Stefan's reaction is lightning fast!

Maybe you noticed, one of us doesn't like olives. ;)


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Nathan and I made a recipe last night that called for olives and we put them on half only too! Haha, I am not an olive fan.

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No olives for me. As for General Conference sweet rolls, I'll be the majority of Mormon's go with Pillsbury or Rhodes...well, at least that's what we did.

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