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Friday, June 16th, 2006 — 1:32pm PDT
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When it comes to household chores, John‘s share is a little bigger than mine but we try to keep it pretty even. When it comes to food prep, we’re pretty darn equal. I told him the other day we need our own little couple’s recipe book where we can keep all the recipes we use – jot down lil notes etc. But he said that’s what the internet is for, and I suppose it’s true. The internet, what can’t it do.
We rely on for a lot of our ‘creations’ and ideas. We’ll try something once then discuss what we can do next time to make it a little ‘better’ eg. the peanut butter oatmeal cookies I make for him, add a lil vanilla and it makes an already to-die-for recipe just that much better.

The other night John decided to make chilaquillas. He’s made a breakfast version for me before (when we were in Iowa) but this was the all-out full-meal-size-dinner-deal. He got some inspiration from and I think some from memory. Honestly, my mother in law’s food is really yummy – John needs to learn how to make sopa!

He made chillaquillas and I watched. Err well I assisted and learned how to prepare the beans. As usual, while enjoying our meal, we discussed what we can do next time to make it just that much more delicious. Looking at the cost of the ingredients, the prep time and how wonderful it turned out, this will have to be added to our regular meal rotation for sure.

What are you favourite recipes or twists on the ‘usual’ that might not be so ‘usual’?

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  1. wyn says:

    Lovely of you to ask – my favourite trick is to find really saucy recipes and substitute tofu for the meat. It doesn’t fool anyone, but doesn’t banish tofu to the corner of Unexciting Recipes. Curry Tofu, Tofu with Tomatoes instead of the Chinese classic Beef with Tomatoes, Tofu steaks with mushroom sauce…..

  2. Kathryn says:

    no fair! now I’m dying to make peanut butter oatmeal vanilla cookies… is your recipe top secret or would you share it? please?

  3. Miss604 says:

    i think it’s this one

    we also add an extra cup of oats – we’re big on oats :p

  4. Kathryn says:


  5. […] The focus this year is on family and well you can’t have family times without the food. Madarine oranges (that I’m allergic to but eat anyway), nuts, snacks, chocolates, turkey, stuffing oh man. Browsing through a regular read, I came across some recipes that John and I should really try out. We don’t do nearly as much ‘experimental’ cooking, which reminds me that we haven’t done Chillaquillas for a while. […]

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