two palates to please, you have endless mealtime possibilities.
here are some ideas to wake up your table.
Explore ethnic cuisines. Browse through
the ethnic-foods section of your supermarket, or visit a Latin,
Asian, Italian, or other ethnic-food store. Use ethnic
seasonings to spice up basic recipes.
Splurge on fresh produce. Treat
yourself to tropical fruits such as mangoes and papayas, or to
fresh peaches in the dead of winter. Fruits, vegetables, and
fresh herbs bring both color and flavor to main courses and
Head to the grill. Thanks to the popularity of gas and
electric grills, grilling is now a year-round activity. Widely
assorted barbecue sauces, marinades, and spice rubs are
available in supermarkets. Keep a supply in your pantry to add a
shot of flavor to meats, poultry, fish, and seafood.
Take time for extras. Arrange foods attractively on plates
before bringing them to the table. Finish your plate with simple
garnishes such as fresh herbs, citrus slices, or chopped green