It was not a New Year’s resolution, but a decision. I set a goal to vary my dinner menus by testing new recipes. Magazines and the Wednesday food section in my local newspaper are my sources for achieving this goal.
January does not seem to be a good month for depending on magazines to increase knowledge or augment the recipe file. As with the lackluster Monday edition of our newspaper that apparently has had the life sucked from it by the massive Sunday edition, January magazines are quite anemic. This is probably due to the recipe-laden December publications.
But I’m valiantly trying. One of my January magazines has a total of 100 pages, 42 of which are full-page ads. And, yes, I do pay for this magazine. Among the ads, I did find some interesting recipes, but before I can try them, I’ll need to make a trip to a specialty grocery. Muscovado brown sugar, bourbon vanilla bean paste, fava beans, and panko bread crumbs do not currently occupy space on my pantry shelves.
Until I have time to drive across town to shop, I’ll just have to continue with boring. Fortunately, Hubby never complains!
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