I always think it is interesting how Ladies determine what recipes they will cook. I have one friend who won't cook anything if it has over 5 ingredients! I have another friend who only cooks kid friendly recipes. Another sweet lady who I know only cooks with all natural ingredients. I have another friend who cooks for 9 people - 3 meals -- every day. Then, I have another friend who wouldn't know how to boil water if she wanted to! She cooks with all boxed prepared food or has her maid do it for her!
I never really thought about how I determine what to cook because there never seem to be any rhyme or reason due to the fact that I will try just about anything! But, I can tell you how recipes stick around!
When Beloved and I were first married I started a 3 ring binder which kept either print off or hand written recipes. All untried recipes went to the back of the binder. As I under-cooked, badly burned, pulled out of the oven something as hard as a brick, served something rubbery, slopped on to much salt for sugar, didn't cut the veggies up fine enough, or actually had something come out well enough to serve in a restaurant, the recipes were eliminated either by going into the trash or moved to the front of the divider!
The result? A recipe book exclusively surrounded by Beloved's expencive palate!
A friend told me either I am "crazy in love" or "hopelessly pathetic".
I teased back because I know her cooking secrets.
Anyway, I am happy to say another blog-cooking- hop recipe got moved forward! This was a hit tonight! Everyone was loving the cheese and all the fresh ingredients.
But, please don't judge it by my sloppy cheesy picture! I tweaked it a little. I used Chicken instead of the Turkey and I didn't keep the noodles long, instead I snapped the noodles in half so they would fit in my pot. So, to show you what this delicious recipe is supposed to look like I stole Jill's picture off her blog! And, you must go and steal her recipe. But, make sure you tell her you are doing so by leaving her a "Hello".Jill's recipe is here!