This is my invariable advice to people: learn to cook – try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all, have fun! ~ Julia Child
While the idea of working through The Art of French Cooking in a year seems adventurous, it is equally (if not more s0) daunting. Stuck in a food rut, Ben and I decided to take what we considered to be a more realistic approach: try at least one new recipe a week. We’ve been doing this for several weeks now – and we’ve found some keepers.
Our favorite meal so far was a trio of Mexican-inspired selections: homemade salsa (our new addiction), chicken empanadas, and a fantastic black bean salad. This salad was so fresh, so colorful, and simply delicious! I made a few modifications, as I do with most recipes – they’re just a framework, right?
Tonight’s attempt is more a modification on a classic than a truly new meal. We’ll be having homemade pizza – with pesto, fresh mozzarella and tomato. I love making homemade pizza…kneading dough is oddly therapeutic.
I’ll try to be a better blogger and share some of our discoveries with ya’ll. Be sure to pass along any favorites or recommendations you might have – we’re looking for ideas!