Tuesday, February 18, 2014

10 Recipes 10 Weeks

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So far I've been somewhat disappointed with 2014. I've definitely had ups and downs and lately its been more of a down. I'm tired of this weather, overwhelmed about the future, and feeling uninspired in general. This has come down to affect my blog. I haven't been cooking anything new so I don't have much to post about. I can't really do anything about the weather and I'm doing everything I can about the future, so I've decided I need to work on the whole feeling inspired thing. Food is what usually inspires me so I'm going back to basics here. I've calculated that I have 10 weeks left till I graduate so I went back and found 10 recipes that I've been wanting to try. All of these are completely new for me. After a few weeks of cooking the old favorites, it's time to get out of my comfort zone in the kitchen. These recipes will challenge me and hopefully feed more than just my stomach. I'll write about this food journey on Katy's Kitchen. Here's what you have in store:

Week 1Coq Au Vin
I've always wanted to make this fancy French dish. I've always been overwhelmed by the Julia Child's version so I found this simplified one to try this week.

Week 2: Chicken Mango Curry
This recipe is from Shauna Niequist's book Bread & Wine (info to come in this month's Reads post). I have to come to really like curry in the past year, but I've been too much of a chicken to try it out at home. This recipe sounds very accessible and downright delicious.

Week 3: Dutch Baby Pancake
I love the pictures of these, but I don't have a skillet. I plan on borrowing my friends to try this classic dish.

Week 4: Guinness Chocolate Cream Pie
I've had a pie dish for over a year and never used it. I thought this Irish-themed chocolate pie would be great for St. Patrick's Day.

Week 5: Arancini di Riso
Fried risotto balls. Just let that sink in. I don't eat much fried food, but I think cheesy rice-pasta sounds great. I'm interested to see how this turns out.

Week 6: French Onion Soup
I love French Onion Soup. When I went to Paris a few years ago it was raining cats and dogs and I had a sinus infection so half of my diet was the warm and comforting soup. I'm definitely excited to try this dish.

Week 7: Mustard Roasted Fish
I'm kind of a wimp when it comes to fish. I love to eat it, but I never cook it at home. I've been eyeing this Ina recipe for over a year so I figure it's time to try it.

Week 8: Baklava
I absolutely love Baklava, but I don't know anyone that makes it homemade. I have a day off this week from school so I plan on experimenting with this recipe to make this Mediterranean dessert.

Week 9: Hot Cross Buns
So I'm a total wimp about breads too. I've only made yeast-breads a few times so I plan on challenging myself to make hot cross buns this Easter.

Week 10: Layered Enchiladas and Mexican Hot Fudge Sundae
For my last week I decided to do a party dish. This is another recipe from Shauna Niequist and combines verde enchiladas and a Kahlua hot fudge sundae. I hope to end th series on a sweet note.

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