|This is what mine looked like. Not exactly like the pic in the book...|
New Year's Resolution Number 1: Spend less money on food.
I've stopped eating out unless I'm with friends and started cooking at home again. I'm also only buying what we need for a couple of days. I'm tired of buying $100 or more worth of groceries and throwing half of it away. (I do have some freeze-dried food we can eat in the event of an emergency. We are not going to starve.)
Every few days I've been trying a new recipe utilizing at least some ingredients I already have on hand. I made chicken and rice the other day, and had a pound and a half of chicken breast left over, so I had to search for a recipe to use it up. I chose a Taste of Home cashew chicken recipe from one of my cookbooks. It's also available online if you click the link.
Look! I julienned a green bell pepper with my new toy! Yes, I'm 42 years old and this was the first time I julienned anything. It's also the first time I cooked with freshly grated ginger. It smelled wonderful.
100% of the people that rated this recipe online said they would make it again. I had to add salt and pepper to give it more flavor and my daughter only ate the rice with sauce. I don't think I'll make it again, but it was edible. Maybe I'm just used to spicier dishes.
Now I've got a half a pound of sliced mushrooms I need to use...