Sunday, November 22, 2009

FO Of Another Sort

I think I mentioned that I was working on a recipe book, didn't I? Well, if I haven't mentioned it before, I'm talking about it now... it's finished.

I've wanted to put together a book of our family's favourite recipes for some time now; over the last few years, I've sent recipes to each of my kids, but this book has all their faves (I hope) in one place. As well, you know that both John and I enjoy cooking; in the time we've been together, we've come across recipes that have become favourites of ours; I've included some of those, too. For me, it's nice to have all of these recipes in one place and not on scraps of paper or computer printouts tossed on a shelf. (Does this mean I'll have to tidy up that shelf now???)

Some of the recipes have been in my repertoire since high school; there's one recipe that I've been making since I was about 10 years old! There are recipes from their Oma and other family members. There are recipes that were specifically requested to be included.

The book comes in at 165 pages, and includes a table of contents and an index (with cross references, even!). When printed, it will have coil binding and plastic front and back covers. I've put a single recipe per page, for ease of reading while cooking. All in all, I'm really happy with how this book has turned out and I hope my kids will use the book and that it will bring back some memories and make new ones.

I know there are recipes that John would have liked to have been included, but we both agree that there may well be a Book 2 in the future and some of his recipes will be included in that edition. Hmm.. perhaps I should encourage my entire family to send me some of their faves for the next book?

Feels good!


  1. I'm such a dunce. I forgot to congratulate you on your cook book. What a great idea, and yes, I do think you should ask all of your children to submit some of their favorite recipes for inclusion into the NEXT volume. :D Good job there!!

  2. Great idea! I am still thinking of my best way for our recipes, I want to print them out on cards as I have a nice drawer in the kitchen that would be just right for that. Thanks for reminding me!

  3. I am working on a book like that for my family as well,six chapters so far, 278 recipes and counting. Your lasagna is one of them, YUMMY! I would be happy to share any one of mine with you for the next book.