Did you know that I have a food blog? It is over at www.starfishyskitchen.blogspot.com and pretty much centers on fast and fun FAMILY fare from this busy Momma. I haven't posted any "fancy" foods over there... yet. Actually, I have difficulty remembering to take photos of what I've made to eat before eating - so many times I make something and eat it and then think - 0ops, forgot to take a photo for my blog! So - there aren't a whole lot of entries on my food blog, but I am going to try to better about it this year!
And, despite my rather simple food blog, I am actually a very good cook when I have the right (fresh) ingredients and a smidge of time. I cook often and for lots of people at that, but shhh - don't tell anyone - being a good cook is a bit of a secret! Believe it or not, it is usually much easier to pull off a sit-down dinner menu than to throw together a last minute meal with a hungry child at your feet!
Anyway, I sent my DH off shopping today with a list, including explicite instructions for the butcher. Tonight my DH and I are making rosemary marinated little lamp chops with a fresh mint/parsley sauce, a brocolli puree that is baked in custard dishes in a water bath and small potatoes, plus a green salad. DH and I enjoy cooking together and like to experiment with different combinations, foods, etc.
I'm hoping my NEW blank cookbook will remind me to take photos of some of my/our dishes and write the recipes down! My nephew's wife has one of these books and I've been wanting and wanting one, so I was very excited to finally see one in a store! It has all kinds of dividers too, plus full page clear pockets for recipes I might photocopy or print out. Because it is a 3 ring binder format - one can keep adding and adding to it. An empty book - so full of many, many possibilities - just waiting to be personalized. Isn't food very personal? How many of you have cherished long-standing recipes written on scraps of paper here and there? Or - you know it is in "this magazine" or "that book"? Well - same for me, but no more! I am going to really put this new book to use!
And just because I know someone will ask - no, it isn't on a quilt - it is on the rug in my son's room!