Cookbook crazies - one more time
Oct. 24, 2011 9:27 pm
Updated: Oct. 25, 2011 5:36 pm
Once again, I find myself perusing a "new" cookbook. This one recommended by a good friend, titled "From a Monastery Kitchen." It is quite unique in that the recipes are in order of time of year - using ingredients available at that time, and subdivided
by "order" served during the meal, from soups to desserts (and in between...) It contains recipes for fish, but none for meat or poultry, which I find interesting also... being the carnivore that I am. The biggest kick for me, is that I purchased the book
for one cent, paying an additional $3.99 s/h! Needless to say, I will have to take a more in depth look at this wonderful book, and begin trying some of the recipes.
Tonight, I tossed together a tuna casserole, as we've eaten beef the past few nights... meatloaf, stroganoff, chicken fried steak... I do have some (uggh) chicken in the frige that I cooked a few days ago. I might just toss together a pot pie before it's
time to freeze it, toss it, or give it to the dogs! I just "might" be able to choke some of that down without gagging! At the grocery today, I did pick up some smoked pork sausage which we often toss on the bbq. Perhaps not the healthiest choice for pork,
but definately in the "not beef" category. On a $75 bill, I used over $9 worth of coupons, saving 37% btw! Not my best, but still pretty darn good! Tomorrow if the mood hits, another store has pork tenderloin and shoulder roasts on sale (two of my favorite
words.) We shall see... I commented to myself just yesterday that it was nice to see some empty space in the freezer... Should I get out and purchase, the shoulder roast will go directly into the crock pot, and the tenderloin I will cut into chops and small
Speaking menu, I guess I can take a few days off from crazycookin' as we have leftovers to devour! I'm also awaiting cooler weather, as I'm wanting to get into the making of soups. I've never been too big on going in that direction, but once again, I'm searching
for un-explored areas of cuisine! Guess I'd best "learn" how to make a decent loaf of bread too... as nothing goes better with a steaming bowl of soup, than a chunk of crusty bread! I love sourdough, but frankly, I feel that I need a crash course in "bread
baking for dummies." I'm NEVER happy, unless the dough comes from the freezer at the grocery... I've always used "all purpose" flour... would anyone suggest what the difference is between it and "bread flour?" Does it make a difference?
Well, folks, I guess that's all of the crazy antics I've been up to the past few days. I hope you all can be happy, healthy, and crazy!