Last month, I applied to be a part of the launch team for Jen Hatmakers cookbook titled “Feed These People”.
I love doing launch teams, especially for my favorite authors and Jen is high up on that list. Her voice just seriously gives me life and makes me laugh and cry like no other.
So obviously, when I got my email telling me I had been accepted, I squealed a little. And then, when my advance copy came in, I got to work.
Funny story, before this launch team popped up, I decided that it was time to get back to eating healthy, which for me means low carb-ish. And then the universe said LOL and Black Pepper Biscuits entered the chat. Never in my life had I made homemade biscuits, but now I’ll be making these on the regular. They are so buttery and soft and ridiculously addictive. I’m actually planning to make more tomorrow.
Also, let’s just note that I’m not a food photographer. This cookbook has amazing, beautiful, professional food photos, but you will not find that here, dear friend. Sorry if that bothers you, but just go ahead and pre-order the book here to see these foods in their full glory.
Second up, we made Green Chile Chorizo Queso. As a typical Midwestern mom that makes a pot of queso using sausage, rotel, and veleveeta… this recipe kicked it up a notch! You need this one for your football parties or whatever other big potluck parties you have coming up. We ate every bite over three days and I can’t wait to make it again.
Taco Soup was AMAZING. In fact, my six year old keeps asking if we can have it again… and she is picky so that’s all the raving review you need here. It has a chili like consistency so it’s nice and filling and perfect for cold weather.
This weekend I used a roast we had hanging out in the freezer and made French Dips. OMGGG. So I forgot to put them in the crockpot, and into the Instant Pot they went. HELLO. This was a game changer. I hate the Instant Pot but it comes in clutch sometimes, so I may have to learn to like it.
To stir things up, I made Friday Night Chicken on a Thursday, but on a Sunday. It was incredible. The gravy was perfection, and I could seriously make this weekly.
Then today, I used leftover chicken and made Chicken Salad Sandwiches. I’m dreaming about eating another one for lunch tomorrow. How can something so simple taste so good?
I have Tuna Melts on my list for tomorrow because obviously.
Seriously, this book is so good. I have complained for a long time about being just sick and tired of cooking constantly. This is probably a normal feeling, as someone who has been a stay-at-home mom for the last seven years. However, this made me realize that cooking isn’t my issue… it was boredom. I have been cooking the same crap over and over, and when I ask my family for help they offer “I don’t care” and “Whatever you want”. Obviously, this means we rotate the same crap over and over… and who wouldn’t get sick of that?
Besides some great recipes, I just love this cookbook. I laughed countless times, and who even does that when reading a cookbook? Weirdo. Except the way Jen shares these meals, gives life to the whole book without being all “When I first made this recipe it was a dark and stormy night blah blah blah…”
Highly recommend you order this one, and maybe one for a gift too!
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