So many recipes, so little time...
Oct. 17, 2012 11:38 pm
Updated: Oct. 25, 2012 1:15 pm
If "a stitch in time saves nine," then why can't I ever find time to make near the recipes I'd like to try out? Currently, I've got fresh strawberries to deal with - and apples, but fear they may rot before I get to them... I've all of the ingredients
for an orange gelatin salad I found here, while it contains cottage cheese, it does sound more sweet than savory as it calls for mandarin oranges and "whipped topping." These "wishes" don't take into account that I do have a hum-drum routine, and need to
feed cats/dogs, myself lunch, dinner for two usually... go to the store to get the stuff to make all of these meals, bake, stir fry, steam, broil... Well, you get the idea, simply there are "must do's" on a daily basis, which leaves little time/energy to
do the "want to's!"
My latest mission is to bake molasses bread... Now there are way too many recipes out there, but my desire is to find a recipe similar to the Black Angus restaurant chain - they serve the most delectable dark bread - nearly black, in fact. By the time the
beverages arrive, there is a mini loaf of warm bread, and plenty of butter on the table! I do believe that I've found one that might work, again here at AR, but at this moment I fear that if I leave this page to find the name/link, I'll lose this post...
Still haven't figured that one out, but surely I can bounce around, and then return... An issue for another time.
Then bring into the list all of the other recipes I'd like to try - far too many of them for me to keep track of! I guess I simply must clear a day or two on my calendar and designate them strictly for "fun" cooking, and if a dinner meal happens to fall into
that category, even better! Perhaps part of my dilemma is that I've stopped cooking with l/o's in mind, so there aren't always "warm ups" in the frige for dinner... Not to mention that it's soup weather now, but as I discovered this morning, I do have frozen
containers of soups left from my "alphabet soup" series...
Tomorrow, I do have chili in the frige, and think I'll bake some cornbread for along side... After doc appt, providing that I'm still alive (have to wait for doc to confirm that one... lol) I might just have time to make that batch of applesauce, do something
with the berries and make the gelatin. Now it's in print, doesn't seem like that much!
I also have to wonder, with all of the wonderful dishes I'd like to try, why do I keep going back to the mundane for dinner each night? Maybe it boils down to my "want to's" not being entree recipes, and one can't survive on side dishes, and desserts all of
the time! I am thrilled though that winter squash are in the stores at reasonable prices. I've about devoured an entire spaghetti squash, but fear that what's left must go to the freezer for later!
Best I bid you all a good night... thanks for listening to my rantings! Be happy, be healthy, be crazy!