Much as I love cooking, I am like you.... its thinking what to cook thats the challenge some days. These days I tend to ask myself 'what would I like to eat tonight' and find that its a more satisfying way to choose something to cook for dinner.
I was given a years subscription to Gourmet Traveller for Christmas and I love the day it arrives in my mailbox, leafing through the pages reading the articles and I find that most of the recipies are do-able. Its winter here in Australia so time for winter treats....
I decided to make the 'Buttery leek soup with croutons' thats on page 49. I gathered my ingredients, chopped snipped and sliced them.
I had to gently saute the finely sliced leeks in butter... can you see my nice new wooden spoon, it came all the way from France (thank you Sophie)
I added the chicken stock and the chopped potato to the leeks and boiled it until the potatoes were falling to pieces.
Meanwhile I had to make the croutons...yes, more butter was needed!
I had to toss torn bits of sourdough (as the recipie said) in the melted butter to coat.
The while continuing to toss, cook until golden....yummy, smell in my kitchen...
Once the potato had fallen to pieces I had to add pouring cream and then whizz the concotion with my handheld stick blender until smooth.
The only thing that I didnt have was some chopped parsley to sprinkle on the top and thats becasue some naughty bug has eaten my parsley and whats left looks....
sad...to say the least. Not being much of a gardener I guess I need to either buy a new plant, chop this one back and feed it...or simply buy parsley when I need it at the market!! Which would you do?