Starting this week I am going to have at least one recipe for the Weekly Menu come from a cookbook or magazine. I have a decent number of cookbooks and magazines that have been put on the back burner due to my love affair with blogs and the internet in general. It is so incredibly easy to go to one of my favorite sites (Food.com, myrecipes, Allrecipes, or Tasty Kitchen) to search for a recipe that it was actually a little difficult for me to find a recipe in a cookbook today. I like being able to search for recipes by ingredient, cooking time, cooking method, etc. There are not many indexes/indices (either is correct) that give me all those options for finding a recipe. I figure the more I use the cookbooks and magazines the more familiar I will become with what they have to offer and searching for recipes will become easier and easier.
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We did so-so with the menu plan from last week. PE and I went out to dinner for our anniversary. . . something I hadn't planned into the menu plan. Oops! I would like to blame it on the fact that we didn't technically have an anniversary this year. . . or the two previous years (we were married on Leap Day) but that is sort of a flimsy excuse. (Dinner was delicious, thank you for asking.) Moo didn't want to make the freezer meal that was defrosted in the refrigerator so the kids ate whatever she made. Then I was with KLB on Thursday so PE made elk steak and broccoli for dinner because I didn't have any of the recipes printed.
Dinner - Main Dish:
Halibut with Cucumber Sauce (new recipes)
Grilled Chicken Salad
Dinner - Side Dish:
Turnip Slaw (new recipe)
Steamed Green Beans
Lemon Bars (from The New Best Recipe)