Friday, February 27, 2009

Adventures in Cookbooking -- Week 3

This week's recipe was chosen by the boy. (He's helping me write this post) The cookbook is called The Recipe Hall of Fame Cookbook edited by Gwen McKee and Barbara Moseley. It's essentially a compilation of the "best" recipes from the Best of the Best book series. The series seems to be books made up of more compilations of local recipes. Did that make sense?

I told the boy he could choose a main dish or a side dish from this book. He paged through some of the recipes and decided on a beef vegetable soup. Side note -- the recipe is from Van Cliburn's aunt!

It was a straightforward recipe. It was easy to make with ingredients that were easy to find. By the way, they carry beef soup bones at the supermarket. Who knew? It calls for canned or frozen mixed vegetables. I found a great mix at my local supermarket. It's called a fiesta blend. It contains broccoli, carrots, white beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, Italian style green beans, and red peppers.

This was a big thumbs up. It had nice beefy flavor with lots of good vegetables.

Here's the boy's bowl of soup ready to be eaten.

And here's the boy! Eating!

And not to be left behind, here's the girl.

I'll use this book again. There are some nice homestyle/family recipes that looked good. E-mail me if you'd like the recipe.

Come back and see what we choose for next week!

*** edited to add -- The wonderful ladies who edited the book left me a very nice note. The book is for sale ($5!) at their website. Go get a copy!


Megan said...

After last weeks' disappointment, I'm glad you found something that everyone loved!

"The Cookbook Ladies" said...

Thank you for this very nice posting. We're glad you liked the cookbook and your kids liked the recipe! We've written about all of them on Our Blog if you'd like to see more.