These past few months I have enjoyed seeing posts for an event called In My Kitchen hosted at Sherry's Pickings. I first noticed them at Mae's Food Blog and Eliot's Eats, two sites I enjoy reading when I can get a connection to the Internet. This time, I thought I would join in.
Cookbooks - I am slowly going through cookbooks ( as well as all the other books) and figuring out what can stay and what is headed out to the library donation box, If we move I want less to pack. If we don't move I want less clutter. I wrote about that HERE. Many of these pictured won't be leaving :-) but I have many more!
Recipe Book Project: This is a recipe booklet I am making to send to our son who recently moved to Nebraska. As I do with some of my recipes, I placed them in a clear protective sheet and popped them in a binder. You can pull one out and if liquid gets on the page, you can just wipe it clean. I have been selecting recipes he had enjoyed in the past when he lived home.
Farmer's Market pasta is a quick and easy fix when I don't know what we can have for dinner. Take any vegetables on hand and saute in a bit of olive oil. Once they are soft add a tablespoon or so of A/P flour and stir to coat the veggies, then add half-n-half or milk until it's creamy. This time I used asparagus, garlic, red bell pepper, onion, mushrooms and green beans. After the sauce was made I drizzled a few teaspoons of honey. Served over thin spaghetti and this makes a healthy filling meal.
New place mats! These blue circled pattern mats were on clearance at World Market so I thought I would pick them up. Love 'em.
The material is jute, very nice, so I will have to go and check and see if they have more.
Revolving Spice Rack - This is a handy Lazy Susan style storage place for dried spices. It's on a shelf right near the stove so I can easily grab what I need. The Badia label has the best containers as you can clean them out and make your own rubs or mixtures for storage. There is one in the bottom right corner with a white label. That one had a rub for pork roast.
It's been fun participating in the In My Kitchen event - thanks Sherry!
Check out this month's In My kitchen event at Sherry's Pickings HERE.
Also linking up with Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking Series