family meals: 44

June 15, 2013

posoleposoleEasiest Posole. This recipe came from It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow. We have made posole for Christmas two years in a row and it takes hours until it’s finally ready to eat. This one really is the easiest posole! We all loved it!!! In my attempt to lessen the spice, so that the girls could eat it, I used one serrano pepper instead of 3 like the recipe called for, and that one pepper really gave a big kick! That was one strong pepper. Ben and I loved the spice, but I just gave the girls the hominy without much soup and that help eliminate some of the heat for them. I made so much that we ate it 3 nights this week and never got sick of it!

Week 6/17 – 6/21:

Monday: Curried Split Pea Soup with Coconut Milk
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: Korean Chicken Tacos (from It’s All Good)
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Sushi/pizza night

I love looking back at all the various recipes I have tried. It’s been a fun journey in preparing meals for my family. I’ve definitely learned a lot, but I usually still need a recipe in front of me when I’m cooking something. Cooking doesn’t come naturally to me, but it has encouraged me to experiment a little bit more here and there. What’s your relationship with cooking?

6 comments on “family meals: 44”

  • val says:

    I like to follow a recipe the first time around, and then i just glance at it from time to time as i cook it again. By the way, i made that split pea curry soup yesterday, and it was really good! πŸ™‚

  • sara says:

    I love to cook, and I also usually use a recipe. It’s taken me years to feel comfortable with making big substitutions/changes or coming up with my own recipes, and I definitely still only do it sometimes. Maybe someday I will be more like my mom who can just open the fridge and instantly whip up a really delicious dinner with no recipe in sight from whatever is available! πŸ™‚

  • Ursala says:

    The time has come when I FINALLY tell you how much I love and appreciate your meal posts. I’m trying this soup tonight!

  • Jaimie says:

    You’re awesome for working so hard to bring your family so much variety! This soup looks amazing! I love that Gwyneth book- every recipe looks like something I want to eat!!! Good luck with the Korean tacos!! πŸ™‚

  • Karla says:

    What are our thoughts on this book ruby? I am thinking about buying it

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