Friday, November 21, 2008

Curse the Day!

These are my thoughts every time I look at this...
"the cook book project that never goes away."
Curse the Day I took this upon myself!"
When I happily volunteered I didn't take the time to count the cost of how many hours it would take to complete. All I knew was that I had a brand new laptop and needed to do something with it...until I discovered the blogasphere...SO MUCH MORE FUN!

My pastors wife and I sat down to figure out the logistics of how and why, and came to the conclusion that it would be best to do all the work and printing ourselves. That way we could place it in a small 3-ring binder and make additions with each years event.

Our event is called "A Taste of Zion" where the ladies gather together for a night of feasting, fellowship, and to sing praises to our Lord. Each woman is to bring one of her favorite dishes along with a copy of the recipe to be entered into the cook book.
The funny and frustrating thing is that all women record their recipes differently. I noticed that the older women don't use exact measurements while the younger do. Some place their names on the recipe cards while others don't. Some ingredients are left out, for instance "sausage" in a sausage soup with no measurements, but it serves 50 hearty bowls...WHAT?
Luckily it was my friend's recipe who is a total dumper when it comes to cooking. What's a dumper you might ask...someone who never measures anything, but makes everything to taste...a recipe is more like a guideline. You begin with the basics and then build from there.

OK, back to the recipe book. This is where I'll be sitting for the next couple hours plugging and chugging on the old computer keys. My goal is 6 pages per day in order to get done before Christmas, but I'll still be checking in with all of you to see what's going on in your worlds.
Wish me luck!


Marye said...

awww...After sitting and writing 550 pages of cookbook this summer (still don;t have a publish date! I can SO identify and comiserate!
Treat yourself to a massage after every so many recipes!


Jan and Tom's Place said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww...I've done too many things like that myself!! Now I have my own on-line has over 2500 recipes. I'm trying to organize it...and put it in proper chapters. As for printing it out...I don't know if I'll do that.

~Blessings in your endeavor...

Cori G. said...

I am feeling your pain!
550 recipes...Oi Vey!

Becky said...

Hi Cori,
I will keep my table ready just for you. I would expect that laying on it staring at the ceiling would sound good to you with that project going on. lol
I wish you luck luck and more luck and ask that HE throw in a little patience too!!

ellen b. said...

Oye! May your fingers fly across the kepboard with accuracy and speed! :0)