Anyway, about once a month one of the local grocery stores prints a magazine full of recipe ideas based on products they sell, called Allerhande. I keep them, well, almost all of them... and for years. All with the good intentions of cooking some of the lovely ideas.
Well, during a big clean up my husband came across my stacks of Albert Heijn magazines and was not pleased. He wanted me to toss the stack out but I convinced him to compromise... I was 1st going to cut out the recipes I want then recycle the rest of the magazine.
This project sounded simple, I would be done in no time, reducing the stack to 1/8 of what it was. Turns out it takes a lot longer per magazine than I imagined, I am still occasionally pulling one out and sifting through it.
Since this all started a couple months ago, I am happy to say I have tried at least 3 recipes. And funnily enough they are all from the same clipping (oh jeez)!
The rosemary-pepper beef on skewers was a bit of a concern for my hubby. It had a lot of hot red peppers and ran the risk of being too spicy to eat. He thought I made a mistake somewhere, but in the end it was just flavorful and not overbearing. Well, as long as you didn't lick your fingers.
The grilled chicken with avocado & corn salsa was also good. The Tabasco mixed in added an interesting flavor. I probably overdid the salsa, it was extremely filling, but it was all tasty and I was happy with the results. Even if I didn't actually grill the chicken on the bbq.
And the empanadas, well, they looked great, the texture was perfect, but for some reason there was a total lack of flavor. Apparently I made a mistake somewhere. I thoroughly enjoyed making them & eating them, and next time I'll pay better attention to the recipe... there was marinating time in there somewhere that I left out due to time.
See, when making the recipes I have to translate them from Dutch to English, and sometimes I can miss something until too late or all together, oops! I will not let it stop me though. I have plenty more recipes to try out, and that's without touching the 8 cookbooks I already have. One day I'll get to them too, hopefully before my husband asks me to throw them out also!!!
Bye! Dag! Adios! Namaste! Salut!