Instead of doing a weekly check in for my Cookbook Challenge 2013, I have decided to do one once a month. That way I have more to share each time :) In February I have made 4 recipes from my Cooking with Mickey and the Disney Chefs cookbook.
It took almost hour and a half to get dinner finished, but it was definitely worth the wait! The chicken had a crispy batter, and the honey sauce was sweet without being super overpowering. I made plain white rice to go with it and it was a perfect match for the chicken. This is definitely a recipe I will make again, but I will cut it in half because it made A LOT and the leftovers did not reheat well.
I was going to make Chef Mickey's Breakfast Pizza for breakfast, but I ended up making it for dinner one night and it was amazing. Jeff normally doesn't like breakfast for dinner because he says he doesn't get full, but he loved this; especially since I added bacon. This was really quick to make and the leftovers heated up really well the next morning for breakfast.
I made a New England Pot Roast (sorry forgot a picture) that they serve at the Liberty Tree Tavern in the Magic Kingdom, and I will not make it again :( It took way too long to make and it was very tough and dry. If I try the recipe again, I will most likely let it cook all day in the crock pot rather than cook it in the oven like the directions said.
The final recipe I made in February, was Mom's Meat Loaf that is served at the 50's Prime Time Cafe in Hollywood Studios. This was probably the best meatloaf I have ever made, and I have made a lot of meat loaf! It was delicious and moist, and had bits of onion and bell peppers in it.
Well that is it for February. I've made 4 out of the 99 recipes in the book, I think it is safe to say that is a pretty good start. I'm hoping that I get at least 6 recipes checked off next month. Has anyone else decided to take the Cookbook Challenge 2013? What cookbooks are your favorite?