Monday, February 9, 2015

January Pinterest Project roundup

Yes, we're nearly halfway into February, but you know. Babies.

So! Here's what I cooked and did with my makeup in January.

I kept my goal of one Pinterest thing a week. Go me! 1 down, 11 more to go!

January was the month of "Things with lasagna in the title that aren't actually lasagna at all"

Like "One Pot Easy Lasagna" which wasn't even made with lasagna noodles. It uses farfalle. That being said, it was in fact easy. And delicious. I will definitely make it again. The only modification I will make is to use ground beef, not just Italian sausage, because as it turns out, I don't like Italian sausage that much.

Then I made "Lasagna Soup" which does actually call for lasagna noodles, to be fair, but I made it with... farfalle, because I had leftovers from the other "lasagna" recipe. I did not add fennel seeds, sugar, or parsley of any variety. It was still delicious, but even more unphotogenic than most of the things I cook.

And because apparently, I'm a sucker for anything involving pasta and canned tomatoes, I made this "Crock Pot Sausage & Cheese Tortellini"  except, because of the previously mentioned Italian sausage thing, I just used ground beef, and subsequently, it was a little bland for me, though my husband and children gobbled it up without complaint. So, we'll call that user error in a failed substitution, no fault of the recipe itself. Oh, and use your BIG crock pot.

Then, there was the hilarious Friday where I attempted to make "Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese."  Bagels was there to witness the utter failure on my part. So, the problem here is that I don't have a regular waffle iron. I have a fun, animal shaped waffle iron. It's adorable, with a lion, an elephant, and a giraffe. Excellent for waffles for the wee ones. Not at all suited to grilled cheese for anyone. The cheese oozed everywhere. The bread got soggy. There was lots of giggling, but no wailing or gnashing of teeth, so, lesson learned.

As for my face, I attempted to do this, and it was such a failure that I can't even show you the pictures. Because I didn't take any. I decided to scale back a bit, really not overestimate my skill level and try something a bit more basic.  Like liquid eyeliner. Because I'm a glutton for punishment, apparently.  Let's just ignore my eyebrows, and the place where I blinked and forgot to move the eyeliner away, and the fact that I still couldn't get the nifty winged effect with my eyes open and focus instead on the positives. Like the fact that this amazing eyeliner exists. And is only sold in GERMANY.  Luckily, I know people, because I really want to try the waterproof & the matte & the CRYSTAL IN ALL THE COLORS! Because, you know, why not?

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