When I quit my job in May. I wondered if I would get bored. I’ve worked since I was 16 years old, and have had a full time job pretty much solid since I was 17. Nicely enough, the time has gone fairly quickly as the weeks have a definite texture to them. From when I first quit and was managing Miss Bit before school and my full time school schedule, to having Miss Bit full time during the days. Then she was gone and I was working on my finals, and now, as I wait for school to start, I’m managing her after school care. Every 3-4 weeks has had some sort of change, it’s been a little bit different of a routine. This final break before I start school means that I’ve got some time to finish up some projects.
I’m wrapping up the Kitchen Book Project, and am enjoying the accomplishment of it. It’s been fun thinking of which recipes we really use all the time, and which ones I just wish we used all the time. I tried to stick to tried and true recipes. The purpose of the book is to give me a manual to reach for when I’m making one of our common dinner items. Instead of dragging out my well loved copy of the Joy of Cooking, I can just pull out the binder and make pancakes. I had to fudge a little on vanilla cupcakes and chocolate frosting, as I don’t really have a tried and true, but i really wanted to have those in the book at easy reach.
I’m looking over my mom’s cookbook, and realizing it was her kitchen manual. It wasn’t just recipes she liked and recipes she’d like to make. No instead it was her tried and trues. Some of them made it into my book, but not all of them. We don’t eat the same as I did growing up. As the book finishes and gets printed I’ll post on my food blog what is in it. I can’t share the recipes as most of them are from cookbooks.
Next project up is finalizing the material for the class I’m teaching on the 25th. Plus the requisite back to school stuff to be done the week of the 22nd.