Wednesday Q&A – 8/3/22

Welcome to the place where your two bloggers ask each other one question each week. We hope you enjoy them as you learn a bit more about us – sometimes we even learn more about each other!

Ray’s question to Karen:

Q: It occasionally occurs to me that a meal we frequently used to feature in our meal rotation just fell off one day without being noticed, sometimes for years! Can you think of a meal that you used to make all of the time that one day you just stopped making without any particular reason?

A: Ah yes! Way back in 1998, I was in the supermarket and impulse purchased a Pillsbury recipe booklet called Easy Vegetarian Meals. There is a recipe for Southwestern Vegetable Stew that is just delicious. I have to confess, though, we always made it with chicken broth instead of vegetable broth so even when we try to eat vegetarian, we fail. I have no idea why it hasn’t been made in years, but you have inspired me to revive this one. By the way, the booklet cost me $2.99!

Karen’s Question to Ray:

Q: What meal has fallen out of rotation for you?

A: I used to subscribe to a magazine called Bottom Line Personal. It’s a fun little publication that puts together quick and to the point stories and information on many different topics.

One issue featured an interview with Jacques Pepin. One of the questions, I don’t remember it exactly, was something along the lines of “what is an ingredient you like to use that might surprise people?” His answer was ketchup, and he shared a recipe for chicken thighs that featured it as an ingredient. It was absolutely delicious!

I still have that issue tucked away somewhere and now I, like you, feel inspired to start making this blast from the past again!

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