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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Weekend Cooking- October 2013 Pin and Do It Part Two

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Trish from Love Laughter and a Touch of Insanity is hosting an October Pin It and Do It Challenge and while I have always enjoyed checking these out, this time I decided to participate. People can participate at three levels- Timid Pinner (up to 3 pins), Pinterested (4-7 pins) and Pin Obsessed (8+ pins). Last week's Weekend Cooking post listed three recipes I made from my Crock Pot board, in honor of the fact that I got a new crock pot.

I have been a roll with Pinterest recipes and this week I made three more recipes that I found there. The first was a Greek Marinated Chicken that my husband and son enjoyed more than I did. It comes from budgetbytes.com and this is a good healthy, low cost recipe that was so easy to make, and I used Greek yogurt in the marinade.
Greek Marinated Chicken from Budgetbytes
This side dish, Brazilian Rice from food.com pairs well with the Greek Marinated Chicken.This one is a little more effort, as you use long grain, not instant, rice. The first time I made it, I did not follow the directions exactly. It is very important to bring the rice to a boil and boil it until the bubbles stop. When that happens, cover the rice and simmer for 20 minutes. The next time I made it, it was sensational.
Brazilian Rice from food.com
The last dish I made was another crock pot dish- Crock Pot Creamy Italian Chicken, again from food.com. I don't normally like to use recipes that include a can of cream of anything soup, but I relented and used cream of chicken soup and this one was another hit for the guys. I served it over egg noodles, but rice or any pasta would work too. I used fresh sliced mushrooms instead of canned.
Crock Pot Creamy Italian Chicken from food.com

So I am up to six pins, just two more to go to make my goal of Pin Obsessed. Have you made anything new this week? Let me know in comments below.
My first post for Pin It and Do It is here.


  1. Yum, the chicken looks like a nice Sunday dinner . . . :)

  2. You really are on a PIDI roll! The chicken and rice dishes look very appealing.

  3. Di, I linked in an eggplant croquette that was pretty successful. Cheers

  4. I had not heard of pin it and do it before - intriguing. A good motivation tool too. Love the rice dish

  5. Diane, pinterest is an addiction with me now! I have tons of recipes. I love trying all the new ones!

  6. Those all are terrific pins. I think the rice dish would work well for us.

  7. Love the sound of that Greek Marinated Chicken - I know that would be a big hit in my house.

  8. I've been trying to avoid the canned soups as well but haven't been able to find a good substitute either. The Creamy Italian looks delicious though! Bet my husband would enjoy it too.

  9. I do cook creamed chicken for dinner from time to time. My family loves it. The Greek chicken and the rice look so appetizing. Both look delicious.