I am not a creative cook like so many of you. Nor do I cook intuitively like others or you. I can follow a recipe really well, but have fallen into habits and we pretty much eat the same things all the time.
While on my four-month sabbatical from cooking, I decided to try to do a better job of trying new things. For years I have cut interesting-sounding recipes out of magazines and piled them on top of my cookbooks, but at least once a year I go thru and throw most of them away.
But, this week I tried something new.
Found a good sounding recipe that started with many mushrooms sauted and then turned into a yummy mushroom sauce, added to gnocci and tuna. A bit of seasoning and parmesan cheese on the top, then pop into the oven and voila!
Easy to make, smelled good, looked good ...
And, tasted really good, too. Sent me immediately back to the fourth grade and Girl Scouts. You know when everyone learned how to make Tuna Noodle Casserole.
Take away the seasonings (basil and red pepper) and crumble some potato chips on top and that is exactly what I made! It was good, but I don't think that I will make it again - even in this "adult version".