Yesterday, I received the new Glamour magazine cookbook, “100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know,” in the mail.
I absolutely love to cook, and I was currently very bored with the recipes I was using, so I was reading the May issue of Glamour and noticed a few cool recipes they featured and saw that they were coming out with a cookbook. I ordered it as soon as it became available on Amazon, and waited not-so-patiently for it arrive.
I think my favorite part of the whole book is reading all of the success stories of the famous “Engagement Chicken.” Legend has it, that a young Glamour assistant took a roast chicken recipe from her boss, and made it for her boyfriend. She’d been hoping for a proposal, like many young women in love. He ate it, licked his fingers, then got down on one knee and popped the question. Call me a sappy romantic, but I think that is just magical!
I don’t think I’m ready to buy that special roasting pan that leads to nuptials, but I will definitely keep it in mind when that time comes around.
For now I’m really digging all of the cool, fancy drinks. I’ve been 21 for almost 5 months, and have yet to attempt to whip up any special libations. I have a few girlfriends coming over tonight to watch a movie, so I might have to try the “Style on a Budget White Sangria” with dry white wine, brandy, lemons, limes, apples and grapes. YUM.
As a vegetarian, I also really love the fact that they have a “meat-free mains” section, but I’ve been considering putting some meat back into my diet, so I might start with the “Good Mood Tostadas,” because I’ve been all about comfort food recently.
I’m hoping these recipes will add some more fun to my usual menus, and provide some life tips along the way.
I often cook alone and cook for myself, but as Editor (of the book and Glamour) Cindi Leive says in the introduction, “You never need to feel alone it the kitchen, because 12 million Glamour readers…are there with you as sous-chefs, cheering you on in the kitchen and in life.”