Cooking, I absolutely love it, but I find that I don't do it enough. And when I do, I tend to gravitate back to my recipes I have been making for a while. I also have a thing for cookbooks, I love to own them, put them on my shelf, look through them occasionally, but I don't actually make the recipes in them very often.
Cuisine At Home and I had to try a few of the Italian dishes. I made some Chicken Scaloppine (rather than the pork the recipe) called for last night and I'm going to give the Vegetarian Manicotti a try tonight. What I really liked about last night's recipe was that it got me to break out my broiler. I know that sounds crazy, but I haven't used the broiler since we got this stove a few years ago. Maybe I have a broiler-phobia. Well, the chicken (pounded with this) came out great with the Panko breading and quick spray of Pam, I'll be adding more of it tonight!
I did give another recipe a try this week, Chicken Saag with Chickpeas from the latest Whole Foods Meals for 4 under $10. It was good, but I had to cook it down A LOT after adding the extra can of water it called for. I liked it, but next time I'll add Paneer and not the can of water.
So, I'm adding "use my cookbooks!" to my list of to-dos for 2012. I'm going to delve into the latest offering from Weight Watchers, "Best Darn Food Ever!" No links to it, but the subtitle is "140 Comfort Classics You CAN Eat on Plan" and these look GREAT! I'm going to shoot for 3 recipes from it next week.