I loved this movie, not because it was about food.
I loved it because it was about setting goals and accomplishing them.
I loved it because it showed the picture of two devoted married couples, their ups and downs.
I loved it because both couples had adversity, supported each other and succeeded.
I came home, inspired, not to buy The Art of French Cooking and cook each recipe,
but to set a goal and accomplish it.
But of course it at least had to be about food!
You see, I'm sort of a cookbook junkie. I love cookbooks and new recipes, not necessarily using them, but just finding new interesting ones that keep piling up in various places in my house. I came home from the movie, energized, with the determination that I was going to go through my un-tried recipe collection and
So I started sifting through the torn out pages of magazines, the printed recipes off the internet and chose 5 or 6 new ones to cook for the upcoming week. Some of the delicacies we have tried are:
Fresh corn and chicken chowder
Basil chicken sandwiches
Fish tacos with corn avocado relish
Chicken lettuce wraps
Alton Brown's granola
Blueberry breakfast cake
What have I learned?
Most of the recipes were "keepers."
Cooking a new recipe every day is HARD! Life is hectic and I had to force myself to check what I needed to do for dinner in the morning!
Keeping up with a goal is difficult after the enthusiasm has worn off. I'm still doing this, but choosing to try fewer new recipes each week.
So we'll see how it goes......I'm looking forward to the piles of recipes diminishing, until I find another new one....