What I was thinking is that perhaps I’ll try to publish a cookbook someday. I need to learn more about copyright law in regard to recipes.
www.tastebook.com/ Create Beautiful Custom Cookbooks. Find Recipes & Start Creating Now!
www.blurb.com/ 1000's of Layouts to Choose From! Personalize Your Cookbook Today.
www.zazzle.com/ Shop Personalized Recipe Books. Huge Selection Of Designs Available
www.gandrpublishing.com/ For Fundraisers Or Families. Custom Cookbooks Are Our Specialty.
www.diggypod.com/Cookbook-Printing Print a Cookbook Affordable & Easy. Self-Publsih Your Own Cookbooks
av71 has written 13 entries about this goal
which I added to my recipe book. It’s from Martha Stewart Living—Strawberries-and-Cream Cheesecake
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. I’ve asked the library to order it and can’t wait to get my hands on it. It’s on backorder for three weeks, but that’s probably good timing with the holidays anyway.
Supposedly the bread tastes great and there’s no kneading involved. I LIKE kneading, but I don’t like cleaning up my kneading “board” with the sprinkled flour and the bitsy scraps of dough. Also, it would be great to have REAL bread more often than once a month or so.
For all my separate little recipe collections: breakfast/brunch, appetizers/snacks/tea items, 2008 holiday cooking plans (all the holidays—not just Thanksgiving and Christmas), etc.
Great recipe from Nigella Express added to my collection last night. Dip 1 oz. goat cheese rounds in peppered egg then in panko. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Yum!
(What a deal—it cost 40 dollars new but I got it barely used for 25 cents!) Anyway, I can’t say how much the pictures made me want to take a sabbatical to stay home and cook all the recipes I wanted for a year. That would be so great! Where’s my trust fund when I need it?
I am reducing most of them to more reasonable proportions for a single person (except of course for the few meals that freeze well). I CANNOT eat leftovers of a meal more than once—it reminds me too much of my college days and eating revolting hamburger helper meals for days on end. (What was I thinking?)
I also want to convert my recipes’ volume measures to grams—I got a scale for Christmas in 2006, and it is so much easier than fooling with measuring cups. I have to measure because I am “handicapped” when it coming to judging quantity (despite being an experienced cook); I am just missing that sense somehow. Plus, with grams, it’s really easy to scale a recipe up or down.
The bottom line is that my personal recipe book never gets finished because I’m always adding more recipes and tinkering with it. The dinner binders will eventually come to a conclusion because there are a set number of days in a year, but the side dishes, desserts, etc. just seem to keep multiplying. Eventually, I’ll just have to take this goal off my list regardless.
I’ve got a list of all 35 dinners, a seasonal grocery list (so I can be sure to get all the spices, condiments, dry goods, etc. at the outset of the season), seven weekly grocery lists, and the recipes themselves.
This little writing doesn’t really apply to this goal of creating a personal recipe book but since it is about cooking…
I just have to write about this because it gave me such a kick (which is proof of weirdness I think). I bought a whole chicken and watched YouTube cooking videos to figure out how to cut it up into parts—leg, thigh, breast, wing. I used the bones to make stock and even reduced the stock and made little stock ice cubes. The chicken cost $2.90. What a deal. Sometimes technology is really cool. I had read chicken “butchering” instructions but couldn’t tell what in the heck to do until I saw the video demonstrations. Some of my pieces were still a little odd but there’s a learning curve to everything. I plan to try again later. Right now I have all the chicken I need in my freezer. What can I say? I thought it was fun!
But I’m still working on grocery lists. I create them on my wiki and print them from there so I’m accomplishing two goals at once. I’ve used already prepared grocery lists now for the second week running. I’m happy to report that it’s definitely more convenient. Yipee! I’ll be glad when they’re all ready.
av71 has gotten 18 cheers on this goal.
- bumblebee9387 cheered this 3 years ago
- lasoul cheered this 3 years ago
- slwest cheered this 4 years ago
- restlessspirit cheered this 5 years ago
- TamarasStory cheered this 5 years ago
- Stephmo cheered this 5 years ago
- Lanie cheered this 5 years ago
- Maryann Kudera cheered this 5 years ago
- rosymamacita cheered this 6 years ago
- Xenophanes cheered this 6 years ago
- PicklesTravel cheered this 6 years ago
- Happywithme cheered this 6 years ago
- Stacey cheered this 6 years ago
- CuteNurse cheered this 6 years ago
- LittleButton cheered this 6 years ago
- Texas Lin cheered this 6 years ago
- SJ cheered this 6 years ago
- rocketChips does all her own stunts cheered this 6 years ago