Monday, December 13, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

We're not doing anything great for this week's Menu Plan Monday. The menu is mostly based off of successes from last week, rather than a bunch of new recipes.

Monday - Breakfast burritos
Tuesday - Pizza
Wednesday - Enchiladas
Thursday - Sloppy Joes
Friday - Curry
Sabbath - Lasagna

The only new recipe this week is the sloppy joes and I'm actually going to attempt to create my own recipe based on several others I've tried. Hopefully they turn out. To me, a sloppy joe involves BBQ sauce. Most recipes I've seen use tomato sauce and a few spices but that doesn't taste the same.

We've been watching a Japanese television series titled Bambino. It's about a college student who decides he wants to become a chef. He is hired at a fancy Italian restaurant in Tokyo, but has to start from the bottom rung as a waiter in the dining hall. His greatest love is cooking but instead he only delivers the food to the patrons!

It's fun watching all of the cooking going on in the show and it makes me want to become a good cook. I'm a mediocre cook. I can follow a recipe and I can make a couple things without a recipe (mostly family dishes from my childhood). But I'm not actually skilled at cooking or a baking, especially involving vegan dishes. I want to learn more about cooking and baking but I'm not sure how. Simply following recipes isn't really teaching me more about cooking other than what doesn't work. Are there books or online tutorials that teach cooking skills? I'll have to look into that and see if I can find anything. I love food. I love to eat. Now I just need to learn how to cook!

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