Friday, August 22, 2008

Enjoying the fruits of my labor

I started this blog to motivate me to use my cookbook collection. The ultimate goal being that I would find some great recipes that I could add to my repertoire. I got caught up in constantly making new recipes so I don't really have a 'repertoire' right now or not one that I've made use of anyway. I feel like making a repeat recipe is a lost opportunity to make something new to blog about and things I've already made are forgotten.

But with the new baby, I just don't have the time and energy to search out new recipes all of the time so I've been making a lot things that I've made before and it's been nice, very nice to revisit these recipes.

Some of the recipes I'm made again lately are:

Beef Kabobs With Oriental Sauce:



Creamier and Chewier Oat Cookies (from last week but my son really wanted more and so did I):



Oat-Fashioned Strawberry Dessert:



Asian Pork Ribs: (using peach preserves I still had from canning last year):



Hawaiian Franks (I was able to update it with a better picture):




After I go back to work, I'll be even more pressed for time and effort so I'll probably be making even more 'reruns' and I'm looking forward to it.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

I think in a way that's good... I have a tendency to seek out new recipes, too, but then I don't really have a method of returning to those "faves" and sometimes get stumped thinking of something to make. Your blog is perfect for that, you can go back and re-make recipes you know you liked and it'll take some of the stress out of cooking.
(The "stress," to me, isn't so much the cooking itself, as the planning for shopping and thinking of stuff to make each night)
Jennifer

Claire said...

Reruns aren't bad! I think re-making and even re-blogging is fine...it reminds us of things we haven't made (or missed earlier!). BTW, I nominated you for an award. check out my blog from today.

Anonymous said...

Your pictures always look so good and make me hungry for them. Then to have this many at one time....pure heavenly overload!

Jan

Lisa said...

It makes perfect sense to me! Plus your "reruns" are new to me since I haven't read your blog that long. I know they are in the archive but still..I think you are much entitled to take a break!