Trish from Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity is hosting a neat challenge this month.

As many of you have discovered, Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where you can “pin” posts/sites you’d like to visit again, share the ideas with others, and repin what your friends have pinned. It’s like a bulletin board, with all the things you want to make, do, remember, places you want to go, clothes you’d like to wear. The thing is that often I’ll pin things and then never do them. Apparently Trish has the same problem, which is why her challenge is to “Pin It and Do It.” I signed up as a timid pinner, with the goal of actually “doing” 1-3 of my pins. And here are my first two.

I tend to pin a lot of recipes that look yummy, so I made two of the dishes that I found tempting, both from Photos are from, as I apparently either forgot take my own or lost them. We had Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Baked Stuffed Chicken and Fiesta Lime Rice.

The chicken was delicous. You stuff skinless chicken breast cutlets with a mixture of cheddar jack, cream cheese, jalapeños and a bit of bacon. Delicious, kind of like a jalapeño popper, except better. You can find the recipe here. I will say, though, that Amber wasn’t thrilled with it. She liked the chicken and cheese, but picked out every bit of jalapeño. Next time I’ll just make a couple without the jalapeño for her. I was actually impressed how well they stayed together for me. I half expected the cheese to goo out all over the place, but it didn’t. They actually came out pretty much like the photo.

The fiesta lime rice, wasn’t quite as much of hit. It was okay, but not great. You can find the recipe here, but I did use brown rice instead of the white. I would serve it again, because it is a nice, healthy side dish, it just wasn’t fantastic. David ate some of the leftovers the next day with cheddar cheese thrown in, which seems like a good idea.

If you’re on Pinterest, let me know. I’m Carol Evans.


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