|Nachos for dinner? Why, yes, please!|
|The contents of my tool turnabout. Oh, how many diapers I could have bought for the price of all those spatulas!|
|Long after that fateful night. He calmed down. Sorta.|
I found out that every recipe I didn't know from memory, I was able to find on the internet. I tried not to think about how much money I had wasted on cookbooks, and soldiered on. I have since started writing down the recipes I invent, and keeping the notated print-outs of those I find online.
|Mmm...pumpkin soup! I had forgotten about that one!|
I received a delightful cookbook, Comfortably Yum, as a gift a couple of years ago, and I'm pretty sure I haven't opened any other cookbook since. It has really delicious recipes, written for real people who actually cook, rather than for people who simply publish cookbooks or magazines. No glossy pictures of plasticy-looking food, no required trips to the craft store for a variety of wooden dowels or basket-weaving supplies- just recipes for food you would want to eat. I highly recommend it.
With the hope that you'll share your dinner plans if I share mine, here is last week's list:
Last night, I made Fish Tacos with Noodle Invention on the side, as 5 y.o. complained that, "We have rice, like, every single night". Tonight, I plan to trick Husband into eating pork chops (You know how people make jokes about the wife's cooking not being as good as her mother-in-law's? Yeah. He'll only eat the pork chops his mom makes. But it's cool. It's cool.) by cutting them up and putting them into fried...um...rice. Hm. I may have to rethink that idea in order to please both of my guys.
My advice? Don't spend a whole lotta money on spatulas and recipe cards with pictures of food in handmade baskets. Bonus advice: try the super-simple dinner I made last night!
Cooked Fish (I used frozen sticks last night, but I've also made them with grilled fresh fish-just depends how much time you have)
Flour Tortillas, warmed
Shredded Iceberg Lettuce
Sliced Poblano Pepper
1/2 box Bow-tie Pasta, cooked to package instructions
1/4 c Diced Ham
2 c Fresh Spinach
2 Tbs Olive Oil
1/4 c White Wine
1/4 c Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Salt & Pepper
As the pasta cooks, start sauteing the ham and spinach. Add the hot, cooked pasta, drizzle with olive oil and splash in the white wine. Season to taste with salt and pepper, cook together for about 3 minutes, then stir in the parmesan cheese just before serving.
What are your dinner plans?