I have never cooked through an entire cookbook before.
As far as cooking goes, I like to do it but it’s not my favorite thing to do. However, I do admit there is a certain pleasure you gain from seeing other people take delight in a dish you prepared.
But the above statement does not apply to the mom life. If it’s not a chicken nugget or french fry most kids turn their nose up at anything else.
Therein lies the challenge in making healthy and well-balanced meals that appeal to your husband as well as your kids. Most might say to just make the food and the kids should be grateful. Yeah, perhaps that might be reasonable on some level. In my experience I take a lot of time to budget, meal plan and carefully select grocery items. So, when the kids take two hours at the table to eat dinner I get pretty agitated.
A few years ago we came up with try something new Monday. No matter what dish it was the entire family had to eat it and we all decided if we liked it or not. It went well for the most part. As I started working it was much harder to plan for those nights so we stopped.
Since, my life list challenge includes cooking through an entire cookbook I thought it would be fun to bring back try something new Monday using the book.
As you can see from the photo this cookbook is well-worn. Mainly, because its been through a lot. It is my favorite book and I have tried many recipes from it. However, there are tons more that I never prepared.
So, beginning next week I will make one meal from the book on Mondays. Then once a month I will share some of the photos.
I am hoping this will expand my family’s preferences.
Have you ever cooked through an entire cookbook? Did you end up liking something you didn’t think you would?