About Me

I am also a wife, mother, elected official, cyclist, nerd, church volunteer, musician,victim of adult-onset athleticism, community volunteer, and homemaker. I am married to Fun Has Arrived (FHA) and am mother of Astronerd and B. Contact me at Karenchronicles at gmail dot com.


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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January 11, 2012

I must warn you, the next few posts are going to look the same. My family and I have gone through our cookbook collection, again. My family LOVES cookbooks. FHA used to spend Sunday afternoons reading cookbooks with Astronerd and B. B is in a college major that involves some cooking. Astronerd just told us, when asked what skills she must have in order be on her own: "I know how to brown hamburger, so that's taken care of." FHA invents recipes and has his own recipe notebook. Me? Well, I just buy the cookbooks, read through them and wait to eat what the others cook. I really do like to cook, I just don't like shopping, prep and cleanup.

I really like cookbooks. I like the pictures, the advice on planning parties and the hope that yes, even I, could make something delicious. However, I don't need to own every cookbook ever printed (but we did keep FHA's Pipe Springs Cookbook-head cheese-yummmm. Not. Look it up and prepare to gag.)My mom gave me cookbooks too! That's where I got my love of cookbooks. So we went through the cookbooks again. We have cut it down to about 5-6 feet of shelf space. Yes! Here is what we de-owned:

1. A book. Not a cookbook.
2. A Taste of Home Annual Recipes 2003: a freebie from a downsizing neighbor.
3. 1 year's worth of Taste of Home Magazine
4. 1 more year's worth of Taste of Home Magazine.
5. Yet another year of Taste of Home Magazine.

Destination: DI, Mom

Items de-owned to date: 30