One of my favorite culinary challenges is figuring out ways to turn complex multi-part recipes that would normally take several hours to create into meals that can easily be pulled together on a week night to feed the starving masses. And that is exactly what this enchilada recipe does.
Occasionally I go through periods of time…we’ll call them phases…where I need to remember what’s truly important to me. It can be very easy for me to let things like my own expectations of myself, my contrived idea of what it is that I “should” be doing in life, my self-judgement get in the way of what’s actually real and right in front of me.
Sweet, tangy, smokey, and rich. This Honeydew Melon salad wets your appetite and awakens your taste buds. It’s a perfect first course for a rich grilled steak, snapper, or mahi mahi.
Grilling brie before stuffing it snuggly into a scrumptious, tangy sourdough shell makes for a lovely hor dourve experience.
When it comes to culinary standards and technique I am a great proponent of understanding the basics, knowing why we cook the way we cook, and setting a personal standard of excellence for the food I feed my family. At the same time, however, I am a busy mom with a career, side projects and volunteer work, and 3-4 hungry mouths to feed at any given moment.