I’ve been having cooking weekends recently. Part of this is probably because it’s a relaxing activity for me during my stressful part of the year at work. But I will admit that I’m trying a little harder to have more options available in the fridge every morning when I’m packing my lunch and every evening when I get home. (I decided years ago that attempting to actually COOK at night for just myself is never going to work.)
So I have been looking through cookbooks, marking recipes I like and running them by YA. Last night as I was showing her some items I was considering for this coming weekend. She said “how come you almost never make anything you’ve made before?”
Good point and I don’t really have a good answer. Probably just the excitement of seeing something new and thinking “that sounds good”. So last weekend was Pesto Pasta w/ Potatoes & Green Beans, Broccoli & Cheese Galette, Mawa Cake (this is the cake I made for Blevins last time – so obviously I DO repeat recipes occasionally).
Coming up this weekend? Black Bean Sweet Potato Soup, Arugula & Pear Crepes, Pasta w/ Garlic & Breadcrumbs. Maybe some West African Peanut Soup (which I’ve made before but found a new recipe for)?
Do you stick with tried and true favorites?