How did I do with my Goals for 2014 in February?
I still haven’t managed to cross anything big off yet. Need a plan of attack! As far as the monthly goals for Cookbook Roulette and making three magazine and newspaper recipes, I did ok – all of the cookbooks, but only 2/3 of the magazine/newspapers.
I blame the short month.
Newspaper recipes tried: Rice with Porcini Mushrooms (from the Dallas Morning News, date unknown but must be while I was in college – early 90s) that was so delicious, but not photographed. Must make it again!; and Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins (Miami Herald, July 1998) that were good, but not super sweet, kind of like a tea cake, but very moist and tasty!
Magazine recipes tried: Creamy Broccoli and Carrot Slaw (Bon Appetit, July 1996) that was nothing special, but useful to use up broccoli stems I had leftover from another recipe; and Chipotle Taco Sauce (originally from Redbook magazine via the Houston Chronicle, so I count this as a magazine find) delicious, spicy and addictive! Will definitely make this again and again;
Perricone’s Story and Cookbook by Steven Perricone
This cookbook is from a great restaurant in the Brickell area of Miami. When we lived in that area 15+ years ago, there were not a lot of choices for dining, so D and I found our way there quite often. I let Miss F choose the recipe page and it was for Goat Cheese Salad with Passion Fruit – White Truffle Vinaigrette.
I knew that this would not be a weeknight kind of meal, so it was a weekend (Sunday of a holiday weekend) kind of thing! And, yes, we do have truffle oil in our pantry because D likes it, not me. I thought maybe we wouldn’t make this again, but D voted yes. So we’ll see who wins (usually me, FYI). This cookbook does, however, have a banana cake recipe that I adore, so I hope we see this entry again!
The third book was:
The Legal Gourmet
This cookbook was self-published in September 1991 by the law firm of Chamberlin, Hrdlicka, White, Williams, & Martin to benefit the Crawford Elementary School Fund (a Houston, Texas public school). I inherited it and although I can’t find any reference to this book online at all, it looks old-school and fun. I love self-published books…
Miss E chose the recipe from this book and, as only she can, found a chocolate dessert! Chocolate Delight – it was good, reminded me of my childhood, involves cream cheese, instant pudding mixes, Cool Whip, and will probably make an appearance here soon. 🙂