Visiting with Kerin,
this morning and discussing Naan Bread recipes,
looking up my Naan recipe,
sharing it with her,
I decided to do a post on cook books.
What are you?
a "make things from scratch",
order out, fast food, try new recipes, share recipes,
don't cook at all, not interested . . .
kind of gal/guy.
I am a "make things from scratch" kind of gal 75% of the time.
Eating lunch or dinner out happens the rest of the time.
I have many cook books.
They each say FAVORITE at the front of my mind.
The first thing I did when I retired was compile my "favorite" recipes in two books.
You'll see them above in red.
Until then I had recipes scattered all over . . .
boxes, drawers and inside other recipe books.
I usually knew what drawer or pile to find a recipe I was looking for.
So nice now to have those "favorites" all in one place.
Recipes found in some of my first recipe books are still my favorites.
Like the meat ball recipe (fondue book above) we have used for our
traditional Christmas Eve family gathering.
(The first gathering was 1961, it has changed, grown,
added new people and lost some people over the years.)
"Favorite" canning, crock sweet and dill pickle recipes,
mom's Banana Cream pie, Pasty, Meat Loaf,
Chicken Spaggheti, salads, soups, breads, cookies are
"favorites" in each of my books.
My most recent "Favorite" recipe saver is Paprika on my iPad.
It is an app that can be purchased and you can enter your recipe,
file it in the various categories, access it in seconds.
It truly is FABULOUS.
The app is available for
iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, Android, Kindle Fire and Nook Color.
We are having one of my mom's "favorites" for dinner tonight,
I have made it so many times, no recipe needed.
chicken pieces cut in a chicken tender size,
coat chicken in some melted butter
mix equal portions of
Italian Bread crumbs and Parmesan Cheese
roll buttered chicken in the mixture
bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes
presto, delicious, easy peasy
that's it for the day . . .
I had so many other things planned
but showing you my Recipe Books
became my "favorite."