I’ve been in a tremendous cooking rut lately. Part of it is that I’m lazy. Another part is that my magazine subscriptions have all run out at the same time, and I miss them. But, apparently, not enough to renew them.
I’ve always liked getting a preview of the month ahead, especially when the upcoming month promises actual produce. Now, in addition to never knowing what day it is, I’m a little fuzzy on the seasons, too. Windows don’t help. We went from warm, spring weather to snowstorms to warm weather again. Make up your mind! I’m seasonally affected, so I take it personally when the weather screws me over like that. Now, judging from the rain, we’re back to spring. The snow is almost gone, and I’ve been cooking from blogs. Here’s what I’ve enjoyed in case you missed them:
Cream of Asparagus Soup from Lucullian Delights: This little bowl of spring is thickened with rice instead of cream. Three out of four members of the household loved it. The four-year-old passed because he didn’t want to be a cannibal.
Mujadara from Orangette: This hearty Middle Eastern rice and lentil dish was lunch all last week. My dad refused to partake, lumping it in with all the other “girly” recipes he thinks I make. I’d like to drop him off in a bad neighborhood in Syria and have him make that girly comment again.
Spinach with Garbanzos from Lobstersquad: Two words: garlic and cumin. And tomatoes. Okay, three words. Well, plus the spinach and chickpeas, which makes…whatever number of words, it doesn’t matter. It’s just ridiculously good. I can’t bring myself to make spinach any other way.