I had a great weekend but I’m such a bad blogger that I didn’t even take the time to prepare a post for you guys. Sheesh. So, you get a meme that I stole from Nora. It’s about food – no big surprise there!
Where do you obtain the recipes you prepare?
I have some standard cookbooks but I get a lot of recipes from the internet and magazines.
How often do you cook a new recipe?
Probably a few times a month. Sometimes they are really good and wind up part of the regular rotation and then other times they just never show up on our table again.
Where do you store your favourite recipes?
I have a 3 ring binder stuffed with photocopies and print out.
How large is your recipe pile? Is it organized? How?
It’s several inches thick and it’s not organized at all. I can usually find what I want within a few minutes and I’ve never successfully managed to keep them in order despite my best efforts.
What is the oldest recipe in your to try pile?
Oh, geez, maybe 12 years or more? I subscribe to a cooking listserve called nowurcookin and it used to be quite active and I have recipes I printed out from there from years ago that I still haven’t tried. Odds are at this point that I won’t try them but I can’t bring myself to discard the recipes.
Are you really ever going to make all those recipes in your to try pile?
See above. I think I am but whether I really will is a whole ‘nother story.
Do you follow a recipe exactly or modify as you go?
The first time I make something I follow it exactly but if I make it again then I’m much more likely to improvise.
What is one new recipe that you’re scared to try?
I’d really like to try making homemade pasta but I just don’t have the guts. Of course, I used to feel that way about pie crust and I’ve certainly over come that fear so who knows, there may be homemade pasta in my family’s future.
Now that school is back in session and routines are starting up again I’m planning meals and cooking more. I’m always looking for new ideas, though, so tell me, what’s your favorite week night dinner?