I think I may be one of the few food bloggers that wasn’t overly impressed by Ina Garten’s latest cookbook How Easy Is That? Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Ina and there are definitely some recipes in the book that I am looking forward to trying. It’s just that overall, this book has a much lower percentage of recipes that pique my interest than many of her past books. The book has sat on my shelf largely ignored since I pre-ordered it with such excitement back in the fall. Finally I decided it was time to get some use out of it, and so this weeknight bolognese went on our menu.
This meal was enjoyed all around. I particularly enjoyed its simplicity, and how wonderful it smelled while cooking. I opted to use ground turkey instead of ground beef, and whole grain pasta to make it a bit healthier. Next time I think I may try using chopped mushrooms in place of the ground meat for a meatless meal. Yeah, it won’t be meat sauce but I bet it will still taste great. Ben enjoyed this even more than I did, and finished up the leftovers for lunches during the week. That’s always a good sign in our house, from someone who usually has refrigerator-leftover-blindness (sorry honey! ;))