So after an increased amount of Food Network viewing over the last few years, I've finally gotten a couple of new cookbooks (to increase my cookbook # from 1/2 to 2 1/2
) and will soon be spending a fairly absurd amount of money to upgrade some kitchen equipment (stand mixer, which I've wanted for a while, a good quality stock pot/dutch oven, stuff like that).
As an early New Year's resolution, I hereby resolve to use something from one my two new cookbooks at least once a week. This doesn't necessarily have to be a completely new recipe - I've made mac and cheese before for example, but I'm obviously always looking for the best possible cheese and pasta combo - but I does have to be different from what I've done in the past.
Not all of it will be baking, but of course I'm happy to share all recipes/results if there's interest.
First up - leek and potato soup (with kielbasa). I have never bought a leek before in my life prior to this week, and am not entirely sure I've ever eaten them either, although given that they are essentially a sort of mild garlic/onion type root, it's certainly possible it was in something I had before and I just didn't know it.