So I went to our local library to get inspired, and found Jamie Oliver's "My Guide to Making You a Better Cook". I love his down-to-earth, you-can-do-it approach. I'm not easily daunted in the kitchen, and like my mother, am a "good cook" who just isn't overly fond of cooking.
There are lots of good recipes to add interest to staples like broccoli, squash, potatoes, and carrots.
Mmmm...parsley, garlic, orange zest, olive oil.
Oh, and big "knobs" of butter, with white wine, orange juice, and stock.
It baked really quickly and was enough of a change from our usual steamed carrot circles to refresh my attitude towards that daily task of making dinner. And the colours are just so pretty!
What will be on your table for dinner this evening?