Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Blank Recipe Cookbook











Did you know that I have a food blog? It is over at www.starfishyskitchen.blogspot.com and pretty much centers on fast and fun FAMILY fare from this busy Momma. I haven't posted any "fancy" foods over there... yet. Actually, I have difficulty remembering to take photos of what I've made to eat before eating - so many times I make something and eat it and then think - 0ops, forgot to take a photo for my blog! So - there aren't a whole lot of entries on my food blog, but I am going to try to better about it this year!

And, despite my rather simple food blog, I am actually a very good cook when I have the right (fresh) ingredients and a smidge of time. I cook often and for lots of people at that, but shhh - don't tell anyone - being a good cook is a bit of a secret! Believe it or not, it is usually much easier to pull off a sit-down dinner menu than to throw together a last minute meal with a hungry child at your feet!


Anyway, I sent my DH off shopping today with a list, including explicite instructions for the butcher. Tonight my DH and I are making rosemary marinated little lamp chops with a fresh mint/parsley sauce, a brocolli puree that is baked in custard dishes in a water bath and small potatoes, plus a green salad. DH and I enjoy cooking together and like to experiment with different combinations, foods, etc.


I'm hoping my NEW blank cookbook will remind me to take photos of some of my/our dishes and write the recipes down! My nephew's wife has one of these books and I've been wanting and wanting one, so I was very excited to finally see one in a store! It has all kinds of dividers too, plus full page clear pockets for recipes I might photocopy or print out. Because it is a 3 ring binder format - one can keep adding and adding to it. An empty book - so full of many, many possibilities - just waiting to be personalized. Isn't food very personal? How many of you have cherished long-standing recipes written on scraps of paper here and there? Or - you know it is in "this magazine" or "that book"? Well - same for me, but no more! I am going to really put this new book to use!


And just because I know someone will ask - no, it isn't on a quilt - it is on the rug in my son's room!













8 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

more and more of my recipes are in my e-mail or word files... (I share them, so typeing them out works for me...)

Although some of my most cherish items are old hand written recipes from my family. Now if I could ever figure out "add flour til stiff" I'd be "cooking with crisco." I have no idea where that last expression came from, but I use it a lot & not just for cooking!

paula, the quilter said...

I have one of these cookbooks and absolutely love it! I also have a very large 3-ring binder with sheet protectors in it that I put 'wanna try' recipes. Occasionally have to go back to that one and cull.

Sandra said...

The recipe book is gorgeous!

Dawn said...

Oh AWESOME recipe book! Mine has about had it and I will need to look for a new one again soon!

Simonetta said...

The recipe book is very beautiful,Evelyn! A lot of and tasty recipes will be written on it :)))

Shelina said...

A personalized cookbook is a great idea. You're right, our favorite recipes are here and there in different books, scraps, etc. Adding photos and family memories would be great gift for the relatives.

Susan said...

What a great idea. My husband's grandmother kept hers in a box, actually written on index cards. My grandmother had cut and pasted her favorites from the newspaper in the early 1900s. She glued each one on a ledger page from her father's store - years after the fact. I guess it was a good way to use up the old ledgers, and it's kind of fun to see what's written on the pages, around the recipes!

I don't cook. That's men's work. =)

Doodlebug Gail said...

Thanks so much for sharing your new recipe book and in particular the 2nd picture with the name of the company which makes them. I have been on the lookout for something exactly like this for a long time. It fills all my requirements for a recipe book. I will be ordering one directly from the website in time for my birthday in February. You have unknowingly saved me a lot of time. Thanks!