Life in the Country Lane

-Just some thoughts and words on slowing down, and finding myself.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Holy Cow! I have gone almost a whole month without posting... SORRY

My latest hairbrain idea. - Since the family cookbook went over so well, I am thinking of writing one of my own. For my first attempt, I am going to put it together like the family one in a 3 ring binder. I am going to start out with our favorite recipes that I make all the time, and then add to it in the sections that are slim. I espeically want to get the cooking times for the fresh vegetables. We only have fresh peas in the spring/early summer and I forget from one year to the next, do you cook peas for 6 minutes, or 12. Same with Brussel sprouts in the fall - I can never remember. Then of course, I can never remember which cookbook has all of the vegetable times in it. Have you noticed that new cookbooks don't have essentials like that? I LOVE my old Betty Crocker, Farm Journal, and Better Homes and Garden Cookbooks from the 1950's