Holy cow guys. March is OVER. That means my kid is officially a full month closer to being SIX and my little guy is just a few weeks away from being 3. And the sun is setting on another cookbook. I really enjoyed Moosewood’s Simple Suppers. I completed seven recipes and reported on five: Banana Cupcakes, Fish Po’ Boys, Shrimp Curry, Spinach Cheese Burritos and the Polenta Peppers. And there are more I’d still like to try. 6/7 recipes were AWESOME. I still need to post about the Butterscotch cookies I made (oooooh, aaah). Unfortunately, the last recipe I tried was the dud of the bunch (so no recipe forthcoming). It sounded so promising, too!
This is the Pine Nut Crusted fish … a simple breading of pine nuts, lemon zest and bread crumbs. It smelled so great but was a pretty lifeless dish. Needed a lot of salt to taste good and even then, it was just kind of meh … not the sum of its tasty parts for sure!!
I was looking forward to trying the Thai Street Food Cookbook my step-mom-in-law got me for Christmas. But I hit a snag this weekend. When I was trying to sort out what to make … all the recipes require things like cilantro with roots, tamarind, lemon grass, whole fish, etc. As much as I would love to try these recipes, incorporating them into my weekly cooking is out of the question – we already go to two stores for groceries and we can’t add in a weekly trip to the Asian foods market (we have about three good ones in our city and the closest is over 30 min away from my white-bread (bred?) suburb. I thought briefly about substituting one of the other two Asian cookbooks in my possession, but they presented the same problem. I am thinking they probably don’t have a place in my library, what with the recipes available on the internet.
So I decided to push this cookbook to the back burner and I’ve moved up Jaime Oliver’s cookbook, Jaime’s Dinners that I had been planning on for May. I think I will rotate my camping cookbook into May instead (or maybe switch up the grilling cookbook since it looks like grilling season will be here sooner rather than later!). A few things I’m thinking about making:
- Banana and Blueberry French Toast
- Smoked Salmon Sandwich
- Chicken Legs with Sweet Tomatoes
- Tasty Fish Bake
- Scented English Creams
I’m sure I’ll make up the rest as I go along.