Cooking for boys. That is basically what my new favorite cookbook is all about. Whether you have one or 7, this book Mad Hungry:Feeding Men & Boys by Lucinda Scala Quinn (who is apparently Martha Stewart’s food expert) will light your path. I’m not saying that feeding guys is really that difficult, but I just love this book. It’s not just recipes. It’s stories about how she (and her husband) raised their sons to cook and cook with love and turn it into a family activity. AND feed them things they liked that weren’t just beef and potatoes every night. Not that there is anything wrong with that. =) To give some guy credit to what I’m saying, John actually sat down with me and read through the whole thing, looked at all the recipes and only saw about 2 that he didn’t want to try. Not many cookbooks can hold a guy’s attention for that long.
So, I’ve bookmarked the first 20 or so recipes that I wanted to try and we’ve slowly been working our way through them. So far, all are big winners. The eggs poached in tomato sauce, yum. So this week we tried a recipe that I could use with my new ceramic cast iron pot. I love this thing! (Thank you John =) Pork chops with apples and onions, and then we made another recipe from the book, Ginger Garlic Glazed Green Beans, as a side. Holy moly these were both good. And even though the flavors were super different, it still tasted great together. I highly recommend it! The pork chops came out super tender with a little bit of sweet from the apples and the apples had such a great flavor! Yum, yum, yum. Just thought I would share and encourage you to try it!