I did something that I don't normally do.
I bought a cookbook!
I consider myself a pretty good cook. I used to cook all of my family's holiday meals from scratch, by myself. Until I went on strike and then finally quit. (If I haven't already told that story, somebody remind me to tell it later.)
My family never cooked from actual recipes. Nothing written down. I learned how to cook most of my family's favorites by watching my Aunt, then over the years, I improved on some of the things I learned from her.
Do I really need to say that the food we cooked, while delicious, was horribly unhealthy? I didn't think so.
"So what about the cookbook?"
Oh, right...I'd been reading a lot about the SparkPeople Cookbook and seeing little ads on SP and getting little glimpses in the SP emails that I get; so I finally said, "What the heck" and ordered it online.
The 1st two recipes I turned to?
Three Cheese Macaroni & Cheese and Dark Chocolate Angel Food Cake.
I'm going to make those for my Easter dinner. I'm excited...I can't wait! I can't remember the last time I was actually excited about cooking anything.
Just in case you were wondering, the rest of my menu will consist of roasted asparagus and ham (for me) and baked pork chops & green beans (for my son). Sounds pretty good, huh? (Normally, I don't cook separate meals. You eat what I cook or have cereal for dinner. But it's a holiday, so I decided to be nice.
I'll be sure to let you know how the recipes from the SP Cookbook turn out.
Does anyone else have anything planned for the holiday?
Here's to healthier holiday eating!