Ok here it is quick, dry, simple: I’m in a deep food rut. I’m making the same things over and over each week with little variation. It seems to be the season for me to do this. The last time this happened, several years ago, and I used Saving Dinner to help get me out. I don’t want to go that route again, it’s good, but again, been there and done that.
So I ask you, the few readers I have, what culinary ideas do you have that:
– I’ve likely never made or if I did it’s been quite some time
– I can make kosher
– I can make vegetarian
– I can make gluten free
– I can make with local goods, or at least items that are seasonal for the Northeast even if I’m bad and buy them from the local supermarket.
– if possible I can make soy free (and if you could keep peanuts out, there isn’t a problem but I’ve been scared into fearing them)
As incentive: there are quite a few hand knits of various types (hats, scarves, cowls, toys) floating around this house that need a nice home and perhaps I can convince a ball of yarn to go into a box, if you are so inclined.
Now please remember, despite this rut I am an adventurous in the kitchen and dining room. My husband is not, so please keep mushrooms and onions to a minimum. Spice is ok, as long as it can be a bit lighter for his plate. There are few cookbooks I won’t bother opening for inspiration as non-kosher things do not offend me, I just won’t make or eat them. So, there’s a large chance I’ve tried something that is potentially out of your comfort zone. I want something different. I don’t want rice mix in winter squash. That’s one of the weekly items on our table at the moment. It’s good, but here it is mid-November and I’m tired of it already!
So I ask you, some who I know, most I probably don’t. Please help me find me something new and exciting that makes me smile and dance in the kitchen and linger at the table. It can be for dinner, lunch, or even something for me to enjoy at breakfast. Your work and time will be rewarded. Thank you.