One of my “2014 Things” is to cook from my cookbooks more. I planned to choose one cookbook a month and focus on using those recipes as nightly inspirations. In the past six months I have done this exactly zero times. Ok, I’ve pulled out the cookbooks a handful of times, but not really for new inspiration. Over the next six months of the year I’d like to get back to this goal of using my cookbooks. When I mentioned this at the beginning of the year and again during my halfway check-in, several people noted that they’d be interested in a cookbook challenge.
So here we are!
While thinking about the challenge, I was having a tough time coming up with guidelines. Do people want to focus on one cookbook a month? Or a certain number of recipes for any number of cookbooks? One month? Six months? A monthly write-up or blog as you go? Or no post at all? Finally I decided to leave it in your hands to decide how you want to participate. We all like easy, right?
Cook it Up – A Cookbook Challenge
What: Pull those cookbooks off the shelves–you know, the ones with pages you can turn–and use them! You can outline how you’d like to proceed–one cookbook a month? Or three recipes a month from any cookbook? Or even check out new cookbooks from the library. You make the rules!
When: I will put up a linky on the first Saturday of the month (I meant for this post to publish last Saturday…). Write your post whenever you’d like (and if you’d like), but don’t forget to come link up.
Where/How: Presumably your blogs but no worries if you’d rather just post on twitter or instagram (Tag me! @TriniCapini). Or just come back here at the beginning of the month and comment. I think you’ll have better luck if you blog but I also don’t want anyone to stress.
Why: Because if you’re like me, you have a giant stack of cookbooks that are collecting dust. I’m bad about searching the internet for a specific recipe rather than looking at my own cookbooks. Let’s put our cookbooks to use!
For the rest of July I’m going to focus on The Big Book of BBQ since Scott and I are also doing Operation Use My Grill (another post that meant to get published and didn’t).
What do you say? I hope you’ll join me! The first monthly link-up will be Saturday, August 2nd (2014).