"The more you trust and rely upon the spirit the greater your capacity to create!" - Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf. As I increase my capacity to create, I would like to share what I am learning and how I am growing! I am a "spirit daughter of the most creative being in the universe", so I am learning now that I can create!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I can create: A recipe with more than 5 ingredients!

I have decided lately that I am a "chicken" in the kitchen. I am a creature of habbit and I make the same recipes that my mom or sister make, and when I do look for a new recipe - it has to have less than 6 ingredients and be cooked in a crock pot (where I can dump everything in and walk away) or I won't even try it! So for this post I am learning to branch out and try new things! I have alot more time now that I am a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) so why not right? This was my first attempt at something with more than 5 ingredients- and let me remind you that this is baby steps for me.... (I still used my crock pot!)

So here is the menu: Pork Roast with a Ground Ginger and Garlic Rub (this one had like 8 or 9 spices in it...), Mashed Potatoes (my mother-in-laws recipe with lots of butter and half and half), broccoli (with cheese), spaghetti squash (reminds me of home), and bread.

My little man even loved it! And yes he does eat and love broccoli!

This recipe was really easy so maybe next time I will choose something with 7 ingredients and not use a crock pot :)! I had never made a "rub" before because rubbing raw meat has never sounded appealing but it was really good! It was even better that we took the leftovers, shredded them, and added BBQ Sauce for Pulled Pork. The Ground Clove mixed with the BBQ Sauce had a good flavor.
My next goal: roast garlic and use it in a recipe!


  1. AMAZING!!! That looks fantastic!! I LOVE roasted garlic! We like it on pizza and in pasta dishes - when you roast it, the sweetness comes out and it's delicious!! :)

  2. I'm so jealous of your beach pictures. It's looks so much warmer than our beach. I got a lot more brave about cooking when I had extra time at home too. It's a lot of fun. I consider it my current favorite hobby. Anyway, last Christmas I discovered a really fabulous cook book called The Gathering of Friends Vol. 2. It's written by some women from Utah and has semi-fancy recipes that are still pretty easy to pull off and really yummy. It was a great way for me to branch out. It's a little pricey but totally worth it. http://thegatheringoffriends.com/the-gathering-of-friends-vol-2/

  3. I am so proud of you, if it helps when I first got married I didn't know how to cook at all. Now I do and it is easy you just have to branch out. I found this website that is awesome and will give you step by step. It is Pioneerwoman.com you will love it everything I have made from there is yummy.

    Good luck girl