We have small shelves carved out of the space behind the cupboards in the kitchen (next to the patio doors). Today I made them pretty.
I barely notice these shelves anymore...well, except when I grab a cookbook. I consult the two Bonnie Stern books most frequently. I would like to say I pull Martha off the shelf but that rarely happens. I've only made one recipe from Mastering the Art of French Cooking (leek soup). The Essential New York Times Cookbook is still mint. Gywneth Paltrow introduced me to the best bolagnese ever. I want to try a few more of her recipes. My favorite oatmeal cookie recipe comes from the Robin Hood cookbook. Kylie Kwong's book is beautiful - we've tried several recipes but they never turn out as good as I hope. Hope is an essential ingredient in my kitchen.
I have no idea what to cook for dinner tonight. I was thinking lasagna, but I should be assembling it right now instead of tapping away on the keyboard. Maybe I will run out and pick up steaks....my husband mentioned steak over the weekend. Except, I'm not in the mood for meat, so maybe steak or hamburgers for the boys, and I can jump into a giant salad. The salad greens* have been sitting in the fridge since last weekend's trip to Metro (that's over a week)...so has the cucumber...and the mushrooms. I really haven't been feeling salad. Oh! Mushrooms! I should pull out the fast fry porkchops! I think there is enough time to defrost them!
Good idea! Thanks guys!
*The Artisan lettuce packed in the field...it really does stay fresh longer!