so we have been cooking up a storm around these parts. we finally used our strand book store gift cards from our wedding. i know our wedding was a year and a half ago, good thing it didn’t expire. i’m glad we waited because we bought the best cookbooks. so far we’ve made eggplant tahini to bring to our friend’s birthday dinner and we had our friends over for cod cakes in tomato sauce, pictured above. i first discovered these cookbooks at my m.i.l’s place and then over new years at our friends farm, one of our friend’s cooked an amazing dinner using this cookbook. as you can see the cookbook is beautiful and trust me the recipes are delicious. the book plenty has all vegetarian dishes and while i’m no longer a strict vegetarian we do eat vegetarian meals a couple times a week and could definitely step up our game.
p.s. we hosted the super bowl again this year for a crowd of twenty five, and made three different kinds of chili black bean-sweet potato-quinoa chili, beef and lamb chili adapted from cooks illustrated, and texas chili for dessert we served up some meyer lemon bars. our friends also brought some delicious sweets like homemade bundt almond cake and goods from her bakery.