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A Not So Recipe, Recipe

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Today I’m not going to give you a traditional recipe, I’m just going to encourage you to tap into your creativity and “write” your own.  I think some of thee best recipes come from a little creativity.  There are those time when you look in your cabinets and swear there is nothing to eat, but it isn’t so much that there isn’t anything to eat, it’s that there is nothing you want or you just can’t think of what to make.  Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone.

Some tips from me to you to keep in mind:

  • When creating your own meal don’t be afraid of spices.  If you’re not sure what a spice is for or what it does you’ll find a lot of times they have description of what to use them with.
  • Taste your food as you go, don’t just throw a little or a lot of something in assuming it will be just right.
  • Mix cream cheese and evaporated milk for a creamy white sauce.
  • Mix oyster sauce and soy sauce for a stir fry sauce.
  • Pasta and Rice go with just about anything.
  • Try mixing mashed veggies in with something like meatloaf.
  • Kick plain old mac n cheese up by adding ham and broccoli or hamburger and cumin or mix in more then one cheese.
  • Marinate meat in just about any edible liquid.
  • Mix in or top your pancakes with fruit.
  • Throw a couple cubes of beef builion in with your green beans.
  • Don’t be afraid to throw a vegetable you don’t like in with a food you do like especially when make a soup or a crock pot meal.  I like onions, but one of my step daughters does not so if I’m making a roast in my crock pot I’ll throw in a whole onion for flavor, but not serve the meal with the onion…she doesn’t know the difference.
  • I’m not a huge fan of peppers, but I like my steak cooked over a bed of peppers and onions.
  • The possibilities really are endless.

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and if it turns out amazing, write it down and do it again.

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