Friday, March 23, 2007
Couscous is just so-so
Pillsbury Complete Cookbook Copyright 2000, 2006
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
¼ cup chopped red onion
2 cups water
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
½ teaspoon seasoned salt
¼ teaspoon dried sage leaves
¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 1/3 cups uncooked couscous I used whole wheat couscous
1. Melt the margarine in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 1 minute or until tender, stirring occasionally.
2. Add water, parsley, seasoned salt, sage and thyme. Increase heat to high; bring to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff lightly with fork before serving.
I've come to the conclusion that I'm just not crazy about couscous. I loved it the first time I made it but since then, it's just been okay. It always seems a bit too dry. Maybe it's the whole wheat couscous - I'm not crazy about some whole wheat pastas. It's just not one of my favorite side dishes. My husband has made a few comments about it, good comments, so I keep trying more recipes. My son, he just makes a huge mess with this stuff.
I do love this cookbook. I'm often tempted by those check-out line cookbooks but I resist because I always tell myself I can buy a 'real' cookbook for the same price in Ollie's. I picked this cookbook up in Ollie's for $4.99 and it's equivalent to quite a few of those checkout line cookbooks. It has over 1,000 recipes, including a bonus section of refrigerated dough recipes. Score!
I can't believe another weekend has arrived already. This week went by quickly. I'm trying something new tonight - I made the pizza dough this morning and put it in the fridge to rest all day. I think it should be fine, maybe even better. I find that the less I have to do after work to get dinner on the table, the more I enjoy it.
Blast From the Past: Hoedown BBQ Chuck Roast from earlier this month. That was the first recipe I tried from this cookbook but I forgot to talk about the cookbook when I posted it.
Question of the Day: Are there any foods you keep trying, even though you're not crazy about them?