There is no way I could stop at just two cookbooks, so I spent my first week back to reality flipping through all these treasures. Two of them I borrowed from Nancy: one Moosewood and one all about polenta. I've got a whole "cooking itinerary" to tackle... starting with the produce I picked up this morning. Kale, red peppers, mushrooms, sprouts, asparagus!
Picking a recipe based on an ingredient you already have in the house is one of my favorite ways to cook. It keeps me from choosing the same type of dish over and over again, and forces me to leave my cooking comfort zone. Stay tuned for the results of the recipe search!