Creamy Pasta Caprese This was a huge surprise because Sunshine actually ate it! Husband wasn't thrilled, but ate it. Monster and I enjoyed it. I may actually cut down on the cheese the next time I make it. It got super stringy, but was still good.
Beef Tips with Gravy and Mashed Potatoes I didn't use tri-tips, like the recipe called for. I had some stew meat from a local farm in my freezer, so I used that. It turned out very nicely. Sunshine hated the meat, but actually ate the mashed potatoes. Monster, Husband and I liked it all. I didn't use the mashed potato recipe that she gave. I just made regular old mashed potatoes. I served it with a yummy side of green beans.
Easy Crockpot Potato Soup Sunshine hated it. Monster and Husband thought it was OK. I enjoyed it. However, it makes a TON. If I make this again, I'm going to make sure I have another family to split it with!
Slow Cooker Asian Beef This did not go over well. I knew Husband wouldn't like it because he does not like Asian food. I knew Sunshine wouldn't like it because, well, it's meat. I thought maybe Monster would like it, but he only tolerated it. I loved it. I thought it was fantastic! If I have people over who enjoy Asian food, I would not hesitate to make this again. but for my family, this is a no repeat dish.
Greek Honey and Lemon Pork Chops This was by far the worst received of the new meals in my house. Sunshine hated it (see the pattern). Husband barely tolerated it. In fact, he had to smother it in BBQ sauce to even eat it. Monster thought it was pretty OK. I was able to eat it with a lot of salt and pepper. Not sure exactly what it was about this that we didn't care for, but I will not be making this again.
And I couldn't leave out a new dessert. Apple Oatmeal Cookies These were super yummy. I didn't add the walnuts that were called for since no one in my family really cares for nuts in their cookies. I really wanted to add raisins, but I was out of them. I will definitely make these again, and add raisins!