If you're anything like me (and you're probably not...) you may have a list as long as your arm of things you want to attempt to cook in the near future.
I absolutely love scanning blogs, books, magazines etc for ideas of things to try, I must say it's one of my favourite pastimes and a nice Sunday afternoon for me is sitting in a sunny garden armed with a stash of new cookery books and a pile of post-it notes. I know how to live, don't you dare tell me otherwise!
The plan seems to fall apart when it comes to the actual cooking though. About 90% of the things I earmark will never see the light of day, which is a complete shame isn't it? This could be for a few reasons - sometimes I know I am the only one who will eat it and therefore theres no point, other times it's too faffy and I just can't be bothered to do all the clearing up! Although truth be told, with hundreds of cookery books and boxes and boxes of magazines there's no way on earth I could ever cook everything!
I think it's fair to say I've kind of lost my mojo recently and I whilst I am still cooking lots of lovely meals, I haven't been doing so much cooking for fun - you know, baking and jam-making etc so this weekend I am going to get off my bottom and attempt something new. I've been slightly hindered in my efforts recently by the fact that my utility room is not finished yet meaning my things are stored in various places all over the house but hopefully we're only a few weeks away from finally getting it all sorted. I've had an ice-cream attachment for my KitchenAid mixer for three years and it has never been used and I'm desperate to try it for the first time but I've no idea where it is!
How are about you? Have you tried any new recipes lately that you want to shout about? Let me know! Are there lots of things you plan on cooking but never quite get round to trying?
Mrs M x
love & kisses