Mention a new dish and I cringe at the thought of reading a recipe (heaving sigh), shopping for extra ingredients (deep groan), more time in the kitchen to get the recipe right (loud argh).
But, amazing for my track record, I tried two new recipes in the past week.
It started with fresh shrimp on sale at the grocery store and fresh tortillas in my cart. Not having made shrimp tacos in recent memory (I know, and I call myself a Texan?), I went searching and found a recipe that included Lime Cilantro Sauce here at Life's Ambrosia.
Now, usually I skip a new recipe's sauce
The second recipe venture started with wilting strawberries in the fridge. The idea of another banana berry smoothie sent me to the edge and then to the internet in search of something different.
Thanks to Cookies on Friday, I came up with this wonderful Fresh Strawberry and Cream Cheese Bread. Adding walnuts and ground flax seed changed the look considerably but everyone loved it, including four girls at my daughters' sleepover.
So two new recipe successes in one week. Pretty pleased with myself. My family's palate is pretty pleased, too.
How about you? Tried any new recipes lately?