Say things like:
- I wouldn't serve my kids jarred spaghetti sauce
- We don't use bottled salad dressing
- The vegetables from my CSA are sooo much better than these
The sad/great thing is that I have said ALL OF THESE! AND MORE!!!
I have really gotten to the point where I like what I like. And what I don't like, mostly, is restaurant food. Especially since I am limited by a picky-vegetarian husband who "doesn't like" most vegetables (really???!!!) and a wily 5-year old. There are only a few places where I actually savor the food; the other places are just somewhere to eat.
So other than:
- Hane (Japanese)
- Saffron (Thai)
- Con Pane (lunch/bakery items)
I would rather make it at home. And if I'm going to make it at home, I'm going to make it myself.
That is where this comes in:
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.
This book is amazing!!! The "Five Minutes" claim is a little off, but it works and it works gooooooood. I can make hot, crusty, chewy, DELICIOUS bread, rolls or pizza any night of the week. AND - it forces you to buy accessories! I now have a dough bucket, pizza peel and baking stone. DOUGH BUCKET = FUN!
Get this book! Make your own salad dressing! Let's be annoying together!