I’m not a gourmet cook. And I don’t pretend to play one on my blog. Saturday Stirrings was born a couple of years ago out of a desire to share easy to fix meals that are easy on the budget and family friendly.
I’m a decent cook. I didn’t start out that way. When I was first married, the only thing I knew how to cook involved a vat of bacon fat, flour, and a side of cream gravy that served the sole purpose of disguising whatever mystery meat I was serving.
And then I married a man who had rather severe food sensitivities, and wasn’t really all that fond of anything battered and deep fried in bacon fat.
I know. That should have been one of the questions asked during premarital counseling.
And he certainly wished that “do you know what an iron is and how to use it?” would have been on his list of questions.
So, maybe it was for the best.
Little by little, I learned how to cook. And really, it wasn’t until I discovered a few really wonderful cookbooks, that I began preparing dishes that were actually edible.
But I do not prefer to spend hours and hours slaving over the stove. I just want my family to think that I did. For the sympathy factor. So I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes that will aid me in keeping my family alive. And fooled.
Hence Saturday Stirrings. And whenever you all join in, that’s just the proverbial gravy on my chopped steak.
Some of my favorite recipes have come from you all. I have typed them up, and even put your names on the page in my recipe book so that I can remember where they came from.
I want to do something a wee bit different this week. In the form of some cooking questions, I want to pick your brains to find out more about your favorite places to find recipes. You can answer 1 or all of these questions in the comments section. I’ve listed my answers below the questions.
1. What is you favorite cookbook(s)?
• “15 Minute Low Carb Recipes” by Dana Carpender
• “500 Low-Carb Recipes” by Dana Carpender
• “The SouthBeach Diet Cookbook” by Arthur Agatston, M.D.
2. What is your favorite cooking blog?
3. What is your favorite online recipe site?
Bonus Question: Who is your favorite on-air cooking personality?
• Rachel Ray
After all these years, I’m still a cooking work in progress. But I’ve managed to NOT come within 10 feet of an iron. And THAT’S an accomplishment.
Have a great weekend everyone!!!!