I realized the other night, while trying to make dinner, that I am in a rut. A cooking rut. I never thought that was actually a thing. But apparently it is. And I am in it.
Trying to find new things to make is actually more complicated than I thought. Mostly because everything anymore had like cups beyond cups of red or white wine – I don’t keep any form of alcohol in the house. Maybe I should start? I don’t know. I’m not even sure if I even know where to buy red or white wine.
The new recipe trend started a few weeks ago when I attempted to make chicken enchilada’s. Turned out really well – the boyfriend really enjoyed it. Or at least that’s what he said. I’m still curious if he’d even tell me the truth if I made something that was horrible.
I have a made a few other things. One night I made alfredo sauce from scratch, & made a crock pot roast. Both seemed to turn out good. Sadly, I didn’t picture of the take either of those. Just know one looked like alfredo sauce & the other looked like a roast. I can find pictures randomly on the internet if it’ll make this post better.
Last night I decided to make a Rachel Ray recipe I came across through facebook, Lasagna Sloppy Joes.
The sauce itself was good other than I couldn’t get it to thicken. I wonder if it’s because she used wine & I did not. But everything else I substitute wine for something else seems to work. But this, wouldn’t thicken. Maybe I did something else incorrect, I was really tired and was thinking about sleep, but I feel like I did it right. That, & my town grocery store does NOT sell cibata rolls, so I had to buy the frozen ones and it’s all I could taste was the bread itself. Then of course that bread was hard. So mental note: Do not use frozen cibata bread. Go to a bigger store next time.
Tonight, since it’s bowling night for me, I’m thinking about making a slow cooker Chinese meal. I found a recipe for General Tso’s, but I’m nervous as crap for that. White person attempting Chinese food. Mexican’s do it well – but I’m not that either. That was funnier in my head than in print.
General Tso’s and sesame noodles seems to be a good way to start cooking Chinese food. Don’t ya think?