Thursday, September 27, 2012

Cookbooks & Menus

There is just something very satisfying about opening up a cook book and picking out a delicious recipe to feed your family.  This warm experience is one that a computer or ipad can never replace.  I have heard over and over again how cookbooks will go extinct in the near future and I just won't accept that.  I really think there are enough "foodies" out there that really appreciate and relish in opening up a cookbook to make sure they stay around.  In this extreme digital age, these little things that bring us tangible experiences are so important, and using my new and used cookbooks is just one of those experiences that keeps me grounded and feeling whole.  Don't get me wrong...I find it simple and easy to bring the ipad into my kitchen or find an amazing recipe on a fabulous blog, but I still enjoy cookbooks more.  My mother has given me most of the cookbooks I own and knowing that she held the same book in her hand while cooking the same food I am now making for my family brings a huge smile to my face.

With all that being said.....I made a point to make my whole weekly menu (except for one recipe) from recipes that I found in my cookbooks.  This was a great reminder that I need to do this more.  My hope is to post all my cookbook recipes on here for you all to enjoy!


MONDAY:  Ratatouille with brown rice

TUESDAY:  Whole wheat spaghetti with homemade garlic & tomato sauce

WEDNESDAY:  Family dinner outing

THURSDAY:  Cauliflower Soup, Fall Harvest Salad, and homemade bread

FRIDAY:  Homemade Pizza and graden green salad

SATURDAY:  Leftovers

SUNDAY:  Kale and Potato Frittata

What is your favorite cookbook??


“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.” -Laurie Colwin

1 comment:

  1. I love cookbooks! My favorite are church cookbooks, there are always some great old family recipes in them.


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