I love cook books.
And I have soooo many of them - a shelf-full right by the kitchen, piles on the coffee table, next to the bed and in the study.
I read them over and over, pouring over the pages, drooling over the pictures, picking out recipes and planning to make this and that.
But, somehow, things rarely progress beyond this speculative stage.
And still we seem to find ourselves racking our brains every afternoon for something to have for dinner, inevitably falling back on the same old meals every week (burritos, anyone?).
With that in mind I would like to make a conscious effort to try and get more use from my many cookbooks, and hopefully find some tasty new favourite recipes along the way.
So, the plan is to pick a cookbook each month, from which I'll aim to cook about a recipe a week.
To start off with, in January I'll be cooking from Delicious - quick smart cook.
This was one of my Christmas pressies - and very well chosen too, since I had been eyeing it at the newsie since it first came out!
As the title suggest, it's full of recipes that look impressive from relatively little effort. Whilst some recipes look like they need a some preparation, like the one I'll share tomorrow, there are also lots that are perfect for after work, or (let's face it) when its the weekend but you just can't be stuffed faffing about with dinner!
I've already made my first recipe from here - I'll be back to share over the weekend =)
Ooh, and if you'd like to tackle some of your cookbooks in the same way do let me know - I'd love to hear how the recipes cook up (and I might just discover some must have books too!)