A Chef in the Making

If you’ve read my blog for more than 3 days, you know that I can’t cook for shit. I do OK baking certain things (cupcakes, brownies) but when it comes to cooking, I’m so lost it’s ridiculous.

I want to change this. So, I’m starting small. Before we met up with the personal trainer tonight, I made Cream of Mushroom Chicken and baked asparagus and Brussels sprouts.

Wow. Just typing that and I’m already feeling fancy.

Cream of Mushroom Chicken


  • 6 very thin chicken breasts (thawed)
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
  • 1/2 can of water
  • Oregano
  • Chili Powder (don’t ask)
  • Shredded Cheese

Looks like:

Baked Brussels Sprouts and Asparagus


  • Light Olive Oil (I have the spray kind, which really helps with portion control.)
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Lemon juice

Looks like:

It all tasted pretty good. I think there’s room for improvement, but it’s a start. I didn’t go overboard on any ingredients because honestly, I’m not comfortable enough to experiment right now and don’t have much in the house.

Oh, and Brussels sprouts passed the taste test with me no matter what ya’ll said on the blog’s Facebook page. Smile

And lastly, I found this online today:

Sweet baby Jesus. I never thought to put Reese’s cups in Peanut Blossoms before. I’ve always used Hershey Kisses. I must have these.

Oh, and here’s and old picture that’s proof I can make Peanut Blossoms. And dye my hair badly.

Alright, now I’m off to watch some TV and eat some holiday pretzels. It is Smile Power Day after all. Sounds like a holiday to me.


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10 responses to “A Chef in the Making

  1. Did you say, “Holiday Pretzels”? Uh, which holiday? 😉


  3. Diana @ VeggieNextDoor

    I am so jealous of those Brussels sprouts! Pics of them came out beautiful! Looks yummy!

  4. Can you make the holiday pretzels with PB cups??? Then, you will be my culinary hero.

  5. I make brownie bites with PB cups in them like that, but never thought of doing it with the PB blossom batter. Must try this!

    Glad the sprouts turned out well. I want to like them. I really really do. Maybe I’ll give them another shot soon.

  6. Umm… PB cups in blossom cookies? YES PLEASE!

  7. peanut butter cups on top of peanut butter cookies might just be heaven on earth. i really wish i could bake so i could make some. time to start bribing my culinary skilled friends…

  8. YUM brussel sprouts. Seriously one of my faves, but they are SO expensive right now. out of control!

  9. Stefanie@RUNON

    Those cookies look dangerous…I need them. Now.

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