Sunday afternoon I sat down with a cup of coffee, a chocolate bar (one that I may or may not have hidden from my children) and Pioneer Woman's latest cookbook. I was determined to finish reading it that day. I've had PW's cookbook for a few weeks now, okay maybe two, and had made my way to Easter but had to stop. I'm a mom to the busiest 4 year old who has no off switch and always wants mommy for this, that, then some and more.
In between everything I was looking at Instagram and see this...
This is my cousin Caryn's collection. I asked her a few years ago how many books she had, her reply was a lot. I never dreamed this but isn't it fantastic?!!? I'm so totally jealous. I just thought I had a nice little collection of my own. Ha! Mine covers one shelf! I have a wish list that I let Amazon keep track of. Right now, I have 12 cookbooks on that wish list, another 7 books that aren't cookbooks and 3 more books for Bella. There would probably be more if I took the time to really look but I started this list a long time ago. I'll hear about a book or read about one somewhere and this just seemed like a good place to keep up with it. Added bonus is if the price changes, I get notification from Amazon and most times, its easier on the pocketbook and myself to order from them instead of purchasing in a bookstore.
Anyway, I made it to Thanksgiving in PW's cookbook and had to stop again. I read each recipe and story as if I'm reading a book. I will say that PW
stole borrowed had the same idea I have for the family cookbook I will eventually do (how many years have I been talking about this damn book?) in that she has a story with each recipe. This is the idea/plan I've had from the beginning. I think it makes the book more personal and you get a glimpse inside the family and the story behind the treasured recipe. In talking with my other cousin Dina, I decided I'm going to purchase a spiral notebook and begin writing this book as time allows. Keep it with me so I can tell the stories as they come with the recipes. Might even do the same for my Bella Stories and Canton Adventures. We'll make a writer out of me yet!
So yes, made it to Thanksgiving and will finish this book by the end of the year. I'm not going to dare say Christmas because I know I'd probably be shooting myself in the foot on that one. Its been a great read so far and I can't wait to try some of the new recipes I've come across. You should go pick up a copy for yourself!
Y'all have a good one!