Saturday, January 19, 2013
I love to cook. My mom started teaching me how to make meals when I was 9 or 10. Some people would say it was child abuse, but it wasn't. It was time spent with my mother learning her tricks and tips. My mom is a great cook, truly great. She doesn't make fancy restaurant style food, but she makes fried chicken so good it would make you weep. Chicken and dumplings were always on the menu when you were recovering from being sick.
New Years day always involved a mess of greens, black-eyed peas, mashed potatoes, cornbread, and some type of pork. If the weather was nice, it was ribs. You getting the idea here? Lots of good southern soul food.
Can I cook like that? Yes and no. My fried chicken is nowhere near as good as hers, but I make some pretty good stuff. I've decided with this journey to start putting more effort into my dinners. I tend to get into a rut of chicken breast, broccoli, and a starch or something along those lines.
I find it boring and I don't want a boring meal every night of the week.
Spark Recipes to the rescue. I am over there all the time looking for recipes, plus I bought the Spark cookbook. Last night, I tried something from Spark Recipes. It was just okay in my opinion, but everyone else really liked it.
It was very easy to make. I wondered if the nutrition information was correct, but I checked and everything looked right. It was a very filling meal, pretty good for a cold night.
I am making new recipes today as well, so be on the look-out for tomorrow's review!