I've been thinking today that I'll need to have a look through the recipes and see what i can incorporate into my menu planning for the next few weeks.
This will involve several days, just DH and me; several days DH, both sons and me; possibly a few days DS younger, DH and me - or just DH and me again; an unknown number of days at MIL's, trying to give her some treats that she'll not cook for herself now she's on her own, then ensuring she has enough liquidised goodness (she's getting a load of teeth out, 4 Jan).
I'd love to use some recipes from the book cos I think it could simplify my life a wee bit.
It's just - when the recipes call for things like ranch dressing, or other pre-made/bought stuff, I get really lost and give up. I don't buy pre-made jars, etc, and I don't know what the American things are.
I've discovered that "marinara" is just a tomato sauce. But ranch dressing, alfredo, etc - I don't know what's in these sauces and adds, so I can't even work out how to replicate.
Let us know what you've tried for parties.
I'll certainly report back as and when i try recipes.
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