I've always enjoyed cooking so it was easy to make a resolution this year that called for preparing more home cooked meals. And yet, I thought I would ease myself into this process by starting with some recipes that I am already familiar with rather than experimenting with new recipes.
That changed when on the first day of the New Year, my husband Steve confessed to having a craving for creamy Beef Stroganoff. I figured, why not! So I went to my trusted friend google and typed in beef stroganoff. It turned out pretty good.
On January 2, I decided to work with something familiar and made Shepherd's Pie.
Looks like I was serious about keeping this resolution and so this morning I decided, 'why not keep some sort of an online diary about what I prepare" and so here I am!
Today, January 3, I made Leek & Potato Soup. This is one of my favourite soups - especially when it's cold outside. Fortunately, I had already planned on making this when I went grocery shopping so I have all the ingredients with me.
It would be wrong for me to to say that I "used" a recipe because I rarely follow the recipe accurately - especially when it comes to measures. I have grown up watching my mum cook food with a little bit of this and tossing a little bit of that. So when I look at a recipe, I kinda sorta follow along on the measurements and embellish/improvise as I go along.
The recipe I used is Jamie Oliver's recipe for Classic Leek & Potato soup. Except my soup looks nothing like the picture in this recipe. That's because Jamie prefers to serve the soup with chunky bits in it and I prefer to use a blender and make a puree of the soup.