Thursday, May 19, 2011

I'm gonna be published!

Luckily, to be published today just means that I have to be willing to foot the bill and print out a book for myself :-)

I have another project I've been pretty excited about.  In looking for a wedding present that would be personal, I decided to make my new sister-in-law (and my brother, but who am I kidding) a cookbook.  It will hopefully help as they start out.  With easy recipes, everyday dinner type things.  Alas, I couldn't stick with easy.

It will now include:
A Year of Daily Dinner Menus
Baking Tips
Shopping Lists
and My Super Genius Menu Planning Spreadsheet.

Seriously, it's ssssuper Genius!  Every recipe I know, every idea I have for dinner in every category I can think of.  On one page.  Easy to reference, easy to share.  All the rest of the recipes in a good ol' fashioned cook book, with photos, and a cd so you can put them on your computer and copy and print them or change them any way you want.

I'll post some progress pictures as I get it together.  If it sounds like something you'd be interested in getting a copy of, the meal planner or the whole package, let me know.  I'll put you on a list and get some pricing info as I get it.

I'll be printing it out for them in a nice hard copy, but for you I can do hard or soft copy format, or even jus the cd.

I can hardly explain how excited I am!

I have finished the photos, just not the post for the hamburger buns.  Keep staying tuned for that.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Things I've made that I hope to tell you about soon

Hamburger Buns
Glazed yeast donuts
Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

Also, I just bought a salad spinner and some new cast iron cookware on Amazon.  Tomorrow I'll be playing with my new toys and posting for a while about how to live and eat outside in the spring and summer.

If there's something you'd like for me to try, ask me.


Electric Skillet dinner outside, then using the same skillet to make donuts outside.  Electricity outside of the house, on the porch separated from the house, was a brilliant idea.  I can not only cook outside, and eat outside, but I'm at least half as likely to burn the house down while I do it.

Dutch oven cobbler
Grilled pizza
Fish and grilled veggies and salad all cut up outside

Really, it's all the same as inside, just avoiding all heat and clean up inside.

Time to stock up on paper plates and plastic utensils, and find a cheap set of deck chairs!