I thought a way to keep myself accountable would be to blog about what I make. I'm not turning this into a food blog, but I want to share what we've done. Everyone can use tried and true recipes.
I got Alton Brown's third Good Eats book for Christmas. After reading it I wanted to try the roasted chick pea recipe that made a crunchy snack. My first attempt was tasty but I didn't soak the chick peas long enough so they were more rock hard than crunchy.
I tried again and after soaking them overnight, they roasted up quite nicely and are oh so tasty and compared to store bought snacks, lower in salt and preservatives. They are a hit with every one in the house and I find myself grabbing a handful when I head through the kitchen.
Not bad for a first try.
Monday night I made my first ever meatloaf. I've cooked meatloaf before, but my mom had assembled them and I kept them in the freezer until such time as I wanted to cook them. I had never made one myself. It turned out really good. Even Bruiser had seconds of the meatloaf. No pictures, because, really, meatloaf doesn't look all that great in the pan and it was gone before I could take a picture.
I used breadcrumbs and eggs and milk and it was moist and tasty. Next time I'm mixing antelope with beef to make it--cuts down on the fat. Definitely one that will be repeated.
I do want to try to do this a couple times a month--share new recipes we've made. This will help me continue expanding our food horizons.
What have you made that's new?