Maybe it is the winter blues but something we can decide on a menu. I found a great site, Leite’s Culinaria, where you can get menus with recipes for your next bridal shower, intimate dinner or cocktail party and so on.
If you like Portuguese cooking, you are in luck because there is a whole section full of Portuguese recipes. I went to Portugal for my honeymoon. That is a great country where you eat well but a lot. It was in September and almost every place we ate have their version of a vegetable soup as a first course. What was interesting is that although we stayed 19 days, none taste or look the same. Each restaurant made it with the fresh legumes that got that day. Fishes were very good too.
I do not know any of the featured cooks but the pictures of the recipes inspired me. And you can comment the recipes online. Most of the recipes are extracted from books with a link to buy each one from Amazon. So it is also a nice way for you to fill up your library with new titles that you tested and tried.
Talking of testing, Leite’s Culinaria has a tester program. You will be asked to test at least one dish per month and fill out an evaluation form. If you love cooking and have a little bit of time on your hand, this can lead to a enjoyable leisure experience for you.