- Mexican Pork Stew -- this called for a dried ancho chile pepper which I couldn't find so I substituted some ancho chili powder instead. It used crushed tomatoes which I really liked the texture of in the stew.
- Spicy Carrot Soup -- this was quite spicy (a smaller jalepeno would have been better) but really delicious. I will definitely make this again.
- Classic onion soup -- not as rich as I wanted it to be, I should have cooked the onions longer than the recipe called for until they got more caramelized,
- Tortellini-bean soup -- very quick and easy, smaller dice tomatoes would be better than the regular dice ones called for.
December's book is The World Encyclopedia of Bread and Bread Making by Christine Ingram and Jennie Shapter. It may be overly ambitious to think I will make bread during a month as crazy as this one is going to be, but I am going to give it a shot anyway as it is the one that my random number pointed me to. Also, it is a perfect book for the Cook it Up! Challenge as I have owned it for years and have never read it or made anything from it.
This post is my December link for Cook it Up! and is also linked up with Weekend Cooking at Beth Fish Reads.