Thursday, September 08, 2005

Just one more, then I promise I'll quit

Okay, I lie. I can't stop. One of my New Year's resolutions was not to buy any new cookbooks. I stuck to my resolution for a few months and then I fell off the wagon. I don't even know how many cookbooks I've purchased so far this year. Today I bought four of them. I found some in the cupboard the other day that I barely remember purchasing.

I've tried to feed my habit with library books but it's just not the same. It's like trying on clothes and then not buying them. No satisfaction. Except cookbook never make your ass look fat. Well. Perhaps that's not exactly true.

I'm still in control. We aren't going hungry while I spend all our money on cookbooks. Luckily bargain books usually satisfy my urges. However I have noticed I'm beginning to get a taste for the finer cookbooks. How long will it be before I pay full-price for a cookbook?

What bothers me most about my habit is that I rarely use a recipe. So to justify my habit I'm going to start trying some new recipes and sharing the results here. If I can just spread some cookbook joy to just one other person, it will be worth it!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Okay, I think I've met my match. I happened upon this site purely by accident while I was searching for a recipe, and to tell the truth, I'm not even really sure what a blog is! However, I do know that my favorite cookies are "peanut butter", so I'm already intrigued. I was seriously thinking I was the only person on the planet with this "cookbook junkie" obsession! Incredibly, I am also ready to justify my "habit" by actually starting to try a recipe here and there. Needless to say, I am totally intrigued and in awe of what you've put together! I could swear there's some genetic thing going on here, just by the recipes you've chosen to feature. I will be back regularly to see what's cookin' with you. Thanks so much and keep up the wonderful work. I intend to tell my daughter about this "find" in the morning. I'll be seeing her for Mother's Day. Sincerely - Mary