Well, I got the word that beef tomato sauce dishes were out and something else had to be in.
But, looking back over 30-plus years of cooking I realized that I had fallen into many ruts. There was the Chicken Kiev rut. The Beef Bourgeon rut. The Dirty Rice rut.
Each rut a nice place to be but not nice to be for too long.
Apparently, I'm in a "tomato sauce" rut. Whoa! What? I love tomato sauces! They're the basis for many recipes including chili, curry, stew (previously touted!), spaghetti and many, many other dishes. How could tomato go so wrong?
Well, it's because tomato-based sauces became the staple rather than the exception. They became stale, not fresh. Ordinary, not exciting.
So, how to address this dilemma? Obviously to embark on a bunch of non-tomato recipes until tomatoes are back in fashion!
That shouldn't take more than a decade, right?
We'll start tonight with pork chops in wine sauce with cream and mushrooms. I think this is going to be a winner!