I’ve finally gotten back in the kitchen to create a well-rounded meal. I like to come up with different challenges to get out of my usual cooking habits. Something I do occasionally is try to create a complete meal from one recipe book. I did that this evening with this book.
This evening I made chickpea and spinach stew served over cooked and fluffed cracked wheat.
Topped with garlic mayonnaise.
Our side was honey mustard glazed carrots.
I also have two loaves of cracked wheat-honey bread in the oven. (Except I used bulgar and molasses.)
Here they are rising in the pan.
We will top it off with an evening snack of homemade snickerdoodles (not from the cookbook) and mango sherbert (from the cookbook.)
Even though I get frustrated with menu planning, finding new and different things everyone likes, cooking and baking on a tight budget, serving my family in this way brings me great joy.