I was watching a bit of 'Julie & Julia' for the first time over the weekend, and it got me thinking it might be worth challenging myself to do one new recipe a week (I know I wouldn't have the time / energy / appetite to do it more often than that.). Got to get me a few recipes to be starting off with.
So any suggestions for recipes that are good and simple to start myself off on would be welcome.
I have no truck with making all the sauces etc myself, so I'm kicking off this first week Thursday evening with a lasagne mealpack yoke...with a few extra bits/substitutions chucked in.
Why am I going to try this? Because I've recently examined the list of what I've been eating, and found I'd pretty much forgotten to eat. Was walking earlier and was just exhausted, but it's not surprising considering two sandwiches this afternoon and a bowl of Weetabix this evening are all I've had today (Yesterday I had a plate of stew early afternoon, and in the evening a burger, a handful of chips and some beans).
Absent minded or no, I can do better than that.
Budget is relatively low, so cheap and cheerful is the way to go.
It'd be great craic to have a friend or two who'd give it a lash too. That way on a night one person could do the main course, another do the starter, and a third the dessert! Or even all get stuck into doing the main course.
Also, the following quote seems to be doing the rounds on Twitter and Facebook at the moment:
It's true that Gillian is less than 4 months older than Nigella...but compare the two:
Now where's that double-chocolate mousse...
The Joye of Snacks
Blog entry posted by triton201, Nov 23, 2010.