A couple of days ago LJB mentioned finding a recipe and sticking to it. I’ve been thinking about her comments a lot, since I am the exact opposite.
I had a lot of vacation days to use up, so have been off since the 22nd and I have been on a cooking jag. There are two main reasons for this. One of the reasons we’ve already discussed recently – TOMATOES! The other reason is that I’m a morning person. As much as I love to cook, I am just not up for cooking after I get home from work. Warmed up leftovers (or take out) in my jammies are pretty common fare for me at night.
So the combination of many mornings at home and my glut of tomatoes had me cooking up a storm. I started my vacation by dragging out about a dozen of my cookbooks; for some reason that I don’t even remember now, I pulled out a lot of vegan cookbooks. Then I flipped through them and used little slips of paper to mark some of the recipes that looked good to me. I marked about 16 recipes – only one of which I had ever made before. Then YA looked through and vetoed a few. I shopped for six recipes and then got going. I did the last one today – vegan lasagna rolls (which ended up being not vegan).
Here’s what got made on my vacation: Fried Bread Panzanella, Roasted Carrots w/ Parmesan & Garlic, Pico de Gallo, Pasta w/ Tomatoes & Olives, Roasted Tomato & Garlic Sauce, Smash Potatoes w/ Pesto & Parmesan, Apple Honey & Arugula Pizza and today’s Lasagna Rolls. Now we have enough leftovers to last another week or so.
When is repetition good for you? Or not?