Sunday, September 22, 2013

Pintester Movement

I'm writing this at 8:30 and I'm supposed to submit it by 9.  Yikes!

I've had a busy weekend.  One of the things on my list was to test a pin for the Pintester Movement.  Which you can read about here: Pintester Movement  I went through my Yummy Stuff board on Pinterest.  I figured it would be the most rewarding board to make something from.  I've made quite a few things already from different boards, mostly my Crochet one.  With food, at least I could eat it after blogging about it.  So I found this broccoli, ham, cheese, and egg bake from Kalyn's Kitchen.  The picture's look super good and it had all things that I like, so I figured it'd have to be good.  Plus the recipe directions were super simple.

Here's a picture of the website's finished product:

How good does that look?

So last night, about an hour before I was supposed to meet up with some girls from work, I started this.  First off, I halved the recipe, because if it sucked, I didn't want to have to eat it all week.  I gathered all my stuff:


I chopped the broccoli up first and realized how much like tiny little trees it looked:

And of course I had help:

Then diced up the ham steaks and steamed the broccoli (I had  a good action shot of me dicing the ham but turns out my husband takes all pics upside down and I don't have time to figure out how to flip them in my phone camera folder):


The recipe doesn't say to steam the broccoli but I didn't even know how to do that until last night.  Then I tossed it all in a pan and poured a bunch of eggs over it:

I also didn't measure anything...or spray the pan before putting anything in it.  I did get the non-stick spray out but then didn't notice it again until I had already put it in the oven.  Pintester forgets to spray stuff so I can forget to spray stuff.

I shoved it in the oven and waited.  The recipe says half an hour but my oven isn't very smart so it takes a long time to cook stuff.  I had to leave it to go meet my friends, making my husband promise to take it out in a few more minutes.  I got home and it looked okay but I just plastic-wrapped it and in the fridge it went.

This afternoon I took a piece for lunch at work.  It was very blah.  Nothing special.  Tasted kind of like ham and eggs with lots of broccoli.  Maybe I should have measured  the broccoli, instead of cutting up all of it and using all of it.  So I guess it was a decent test, I'll keep eating it for breaks at work, but mostly because it's not Easy Mac.

Finished product, this afternoon after I took my lunch out: 






14 comments:

  1. Sorry it didn't turn out like you'd hoped--maybe some hot sauce mixed in next time would be best? I make a similar thing all the time and love it, not sure what I'm doing differently (or we just have different tastes, hehe).

    Looks cool, anyway!

    I did a recipe for my pin-test, too. Looks like most of us pintesters-in-training did crafts instead of recipes, strange!

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  2. Hey, if it's not a total fail, you're allowed to claim a win! ;) Good job!

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  3. It looks tasty, even if it wasn't awesome.

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  4. Ugh, I hate "blah" food. It just makes me use all sorts of things on it that I was trying to avoid eating by making the "blah" food in the first place. But hey, it's saving you from Easy Mac, so that's a plus, right?

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  5. It's too bad it didn't turn out a little better, maybe if you added some egg noodles or something it would be less like an omelet. It still looks good to me though!

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    1. I didn't think of adding pasta, so thanks for the suggestion!

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  6. Thanks for all the comments about it looking good. Tomorrow is the husband's first day taking it for lunch...we'll see how that works out.

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  7. Hmmm...Oh! I know, looks like it needs cheese! EVERYthing is better with cheese! And salt and freshly ground pepper. But it looks super good!! It looks just like the pin, actually...and doesn't look like the non-use of non-stick spray hurt any. Good job!

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    1. Oh, exactly what I was going to say! Some cheese, some salt & pepper, and maybe some onion in with the broccoli. DEFINATELY some hot sauce. Looks great; sorry it didn't taste great.

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    2. There is some cheese in it. I had halved the recipe so I only put half what it said to. It would probably have been better with more or even a different kind. The Husband also suggested some onion, so if there's a next time, that's one thing for sure that I'll add in.

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  8. I concur with the "add cheese and salt" suggestions. Those two ingredients make almost everything better.

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