Here it is Labor Day weekend but the weather is not good for being at the Lake or outdoors, so I am in my room clipping recipes. I have a huge stack of old magazines and newspapers that have great recipes that I flagged with a post it note but never got around to trying yet. So I am getting all these clippings organized, copied down and filed so I can find them easily over the next several months.
My goal is to try at least one new recipe every week. It is hard to be creative with food during the week. When I get home from work I am usually exhausted and not in the mood to spend a lot of time or energy in the kitchen. But on the weekends, I can check the new recipe for the list of ingredients and put the needed items for my pantry on my grocery shopping list, buy what I need, and then spend some time in the kitchen without anybody bothering me while I try to cook.
This weekend I am going to try a recipe for a yellow squash casserole. It calls for Ritz crackers, which I don’t normally have on hand. So, I’ll be heading out for the grocery store in a little while to do my shopping and I’ll make sure to pick up a box of Ritz crackers, then I’ll make the casserole tomorrow for dinner. I’m sure it will be tasty – I love yellow squash!