- The meals require very little thought because we know them so well
- It makes popping to the supermarket much quicker and easier when we know what we're going to buy
- After a long day of work we're not generally in the mood to cook anything particularly adventurous
- Also... we have these meals on our rotation because we really enjoy them! Seems obvious, but I thought I'd mention that part *laughs*
So, after a few conversations with boyfriend recently, and a chat on twitter with a couple of other cookbook fiends (I'm looking at you guys Tink and Mooncalf), I decided it would be a good plan to try and start a weekly "Cook from Cookbook Challenge"
Some caveats of course - I'm not going to stress if it doesn't happen every week, life happens and sometimes things don't work out. This isn't a meme, it's just a plan I have for me and boyfriend. Having said that, if anyone else has a go, great! Let me know, help yourself to the image I made below, send pictures, share links and recipes (copyright permitting). It'll be fun *grins* Not that I need more recipes of course ;)
Part of this idea was inspired by a recipe that boyfriend made from a previous Good Food magazine, a chinese bbq pork chop with cucumber salad. It was absolutely delicious (although a bit time consuming) and reminded us to be a little more adventurous.
So, wish me luck in my trawl through my cookbook collection, I'll post any successes (and, if you're really lucky, any less successful attempts too)!