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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

February 2010 Eating Well Recap

I have in my possession the April 2010 issue of Eating Well magazine. It's all marked up and I'm ready to go for round two.  Let's recap the last issue, then look forward.

The plan for the February 2010 issue was to cook eight new recipes.  Here are the results:

Honey- & Goat Cheese-Filled Fig Muffins - Made.  Success. Will make again for my turn to bring snacks to Molly's preschool class (for the parents).  Might also try the Almond-Honey Power Bars that day, depending on our tree nut ban a school.

Onion Rings - Did Not Make.  Didn't find anything for it to go with, and upon more consideration, don't think it'll go over in my house.

Cheddar Cauliflower Soup - Made. Moderate Success. Liked it, but it didn't make it to the table for leftovers.

Inside Out Lasagna - Made. Fail.  Bland flavor, gloppy texture.

Rack of Lamb with Warm Apple and Lentil Salad.  Did Not Make. I originally intended to make this for Valentine's Day dinner, but we went to Piccolo instead.  I substituted Thai Chicken & Mango Stir-Fry for a more basic weekday meal.

(Substitute)Thai Chicken & Mango Stir-Fry.  Made.  Success.  I'd use two smaller mangoes next time, but other than that a great, easy recipe.  Eating the leftovers for lunch as I type this.  They're good!!

Eating Well Fish Sticks.  Made.  Success.  Everyone loved these.  Will make again and put into regular rotation.

Broccoli-Potato Mash.  Made.  Moderate success.  Not everyone liked them, but they're fun and interesting.  I'll cut the potatoes smaller next time so the skin pieces aren't so big.

Peanut Butter and Pretzel Truffles.  Made. Success!!  Easy, fabulous, impressive.  I'm going to try some other chocolatey things from this page. (Chocolate Nut Bark, Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas and Quick Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes, anyone?)

There's a lot of green on that list!  I'm proud of what I did this last month.  My repertiore gained a few recipes that will be staples in our house.  Last year I tried to make binders of all the recipes I'd like to try. It proved to be overwhelming and the project lays abandoned in my basement.  With this project, however, I feel like I can rekindle that spark.  I'm starting a new binder with the successes of these trials. We all need some great, go-to meals, and I'm building my binder one issue of Eating Well at a time.  Thanks again for coming along for the ride.

If you want a subscription to Eating Well, go here  They're less than $15 a year, and they're running a special right now with a free trial issue.  Get yours and cook along with me!

Look for the next post about what I'm cooking out of the April Issue!!


  1. I just received my first issue of Eating Well in the mail and there are lots of things that look interesting. I can't wait to see what you choose from the April issue!

    Congratulations on all of your successes!

  2. I'd rather die than cook, so this all impresses me NO END! Good for you, Lady!

  3. You amaze me. Chocolate Covered Bananas = EPIC WIN!

  4. Sorry. I messed ths entry at first. I'm 1,000,000 percent certain David would love those truffles if I could make them soy free.

    It's so cool that you're doing this. This food adventure is fun to follow !