I tried to stay on schedule. I really did. But let me tell you about some of the problems I had with 200 One Pot Meals specifically.
1. Ingredient availability.
Some of the required ingredients are difficult to come by in a traditional convenience store. The same week I tried to do the clam chowder, there were no clams. That recipe also wanted microgreens, which also were not at the grocery store. This was a relatively common theme, and I realize a lot of it is my fault. I was too ambitious in the recipes I chose, and I couldn't find what I wanted and needed.
This is going to be a problem for every cook. A lot of recipes call for one of those big, fancy dutch ovens that you can throw on the burner or into the oven without changing pans. Some of these are very, very expensive. 200 One Pot Meals either assumes it to be a common kitchen item or that the reader is naturally going to be well equipped. For me, it was neither.
Will I keep using this book? Absolutely. There are recipes I still want to try, but I learned a lot about what I can and can't accomplish from this book. We'll continue our schedule again starting 2/10/2018 with a short month.
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