Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013: A Year of Possibility

I've been toying with a cookbook challenge for this year.  While I have cookbooks, I don't have *that* many.  That is, I don't have 12 that aren't community fundraiser cookbooks and the like.  I also don't think my autographed copy of Death by Chocolate should form the basis of one month.  Although there are lots of ice creams in the book.  Hmmmm....
I spent time flipping through some of the others that I have.  I own Eat This Book by Tyler Florence.  I made it half way through before I decided that I could eat the book, thinking the paper the most appetizing thing I'd considered.  I should sell my copy.
As well chronicled, I own Looneyspoons and The Looneyspoons Collection.  I'll cook out of these no matter what the challenge is.  The recipes are great, and simple.  There are lots of things I still want to make from both.  I'm sure to talk more about what I make this year from these two.
I would also like to spend more time in Choice Menus.  I've made a couple of things, the egg pockets by far the best of what I made.  One of the goals for both J and myself this year is to eat more healthfully.  I'm once again toying with giving up pop which is really liquid candy.  I have found that one change in the past has made my clothes looser.
My last 2 books will not help in that regard.  I own Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking and La Vraie Cuisine Francaise.  J might hate me after a month of French cooking. 
What I do have is more magazines than I know what to do with.  I'm thinking of a magazine challenge:  Pick a year of Everyday Food, use the month's edition and cook from it.  I'm thinking 6 recipes in the course of the month.  That's just over 1 a week - leaving lots of room for other things.  I like it.  I've decided to go back to the first full year of Everyday Food that I have - 2005.
I have pulled out the January/February edition, realizing that I need to make 12 recipes out of this one magazine.  Yikes.
So to recap, here's what's in store for this year:
  • More Looneyspoons and Looneyspoons Collection because they're yummy
  • 6 recipes per month out of 2005's Everyday Food from the corresponding month's issue
  • Continuing Pintertest Kitchen Challenges, because they're just fun; and I'm not giving up looking at Pinterest Food boards
  • Continued cooking adventures
Let the fun begin!


  1. That sounds a lot better than what I tried! EDF has such an awesome, yummy variety you won't go wrong. I'm anxious to see what you come up with. You've also reminded me to renew my digital subscription! :)

  2. I got EDF for 6 years (2005-2011 inclusive) before I decided that perhaps I had enough and should stop. I still have all of them in a basket and I flip through them from time to time. I'm hoping that I'll find some winners :)