Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and has already made a week's worth of progress on all those resolutions! ; )
We had a wonderful Christmas with my parents, my sister and her family, and a long-time family friend. It was very peaceful and relaxing. And most of all...it was wonderful to have family around and feel like it was a "vacation" without going anywhere! Seriously. Loved. It.
I was at Barnes and Nobles returning a calendar the other day and I saw this Vegetarian Cookbook. The thing that really appealed to me was that a HUGE majority of the recipes seemed normal. They just used normal ingredients. AND there are multiple pictures per recipe! I am horrible at trying a new recipe without a picture. I just don't have any motivation to try anything new without a picture to make it seem delicious or interesting.
There are so many I can't wait to try:
Tortellini with Nutty Herb Sauce
Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni
Sweet Potato Ravioli
Potato, Leek, and Spinach Quiche
and many, many more!!
I love getting new inspiration and feeling motivated to try new things! In fact, I think I'm just going to make the list above my menu for this week. Strap on your seat belts, family...we're going for a ride! ; ) That way, if I can just remember to take pictures every night, I will have six weeks of Meatless Mondays to post!