Monday, February 1, 2010

A Total Blank

I think I have officially run out of recipes! I've been grasping at straws for a few weeks now, and today I am coming up with a complete blank. A year and a half of recipes is not too shabby, I suppose, though it does mean I'll have to actually start working on our plan to turn this project into a cookbook. 

Lately, I've been looking in my library of cookbooks for ideas for dinners. And it feels nice; I missed them. We had skirt steak stroganoff from The New Basics the other night. It's consistently good and very easy. While at the grocery store, I took a cue from Keja and bought them out of skirt steaks. They were on sale and are often hard to find in the Whole Foods where I buy meat. So, I bought in bulk, individually wrapped them in labeled freezer bags at home, and put them into the chest freezer. And, to avoid my typical "what the heck is this freezer burned lump?" problem, I am now keeping a list on the fridge of meat I have in the freezer.

I am almost out of CSA meat and that feels good. We had ribs last night that were really nice. Except for bacon, Stillman pork is excellent. I put a medium layer of barbecue sauce all over them, sprinkled with salt and pepper, and baked at 375 for 30 minutes. Easy.

If you have an idea you'd like a recipe for, let me know. Maybe requests will get me thinking again!