>What does a single gal who needs to broaden her cooking abilities bring to Thanksgiving for an appetizer? Normally, I just bring that cheese pesto sun-dried tomato torte concoction found in most grocery stores (except SaveMart of course). This year I’d like to branch out into something I actually make from quasi-scratch.
The internet is a great source of information, but it’s very overwhelming. How does one find such a recipe that fits into my limited skill set?
As always, I have a laundry list of requirements for this recipe. It must be something I can make ahead by at least 2 to 3 hours. It can’t have any ingredients fancier than bleu cheese. It can’t have too many ingredients or use too many utensils.
Let’s face it. I have the bare minimum of kitchen items required for survival. You won’t find a stand up mixer or mandolin slicer in my cupboards. Heck, you won’t even find a waffle iron. And if you look in my fridge, you won’t find much beyond bottles of white wine, cheese, and yogurt.
I’ll peruse websites and cook books…yes, I actually have cook books. But you know I’ll put more time and effort into the dessert than the appetizer. Maybe I should just embrace the fact that I’m a baker and not yet a cook. Not everyone is cut out to make fantastic food.