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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Resolutions

Some people have chosen a word to inspire them throughout the year and after some deliberation I have decided to use the word ENJOY. As I get older, I feel more and more that it is important to live in the moment and spend less time regretting the past or anticipating the future.
I don't usually make more than one resolution. Last year it was to stop pointing out my mistakes on my quilts. I have been able to curb the habit, even though I have not completely eradicated it. This year I want to photograph the results of my favorite recipes. We used to have a family cooking blog, starting with my mother-in-law's best recipes. She was a famous cook and had lots of them. The web page disappeared during a change of servers one time and we haven't gotten it back up yet. I'd like to eventually make the recipes into a family cookbook with illustrations, maybe for Christmas gifts for next year. I have been thinking of starting a cooking blog with this in mind. Right now my DDs and I are trying to come up with a name for it. I spent no time at all thinking of a name for this blog because I just wanted to try it to see if I could get it working. If I had thought for a second that it would turn into such a wonderful experience for me I would have tried to be a bit more creative. So far, for the cooking blog we have come up with Kitchen Table Goodies or we can go with our previous title, The Debreuil Family Cookbook. We are trying for something that is not already taken by a web page so we can eventually make it into a web page as well.




So far I have three pictures of food. Here are my mother's gingersnaps that the kids and grandkids love. You will be able to get the recipe as soon as I have the food blog ready. I'll be announcing it here very soon, I hope.

10 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

you've chosen a great word to focus on for the coming year! I've been toying with various words, but am not yet decided.... I'll get one yet I'm sure, just obviously not for the start of the new year :-)

Libby said...

I like the idea of a focus word . . . I'll have to think on that *s*

As for a blog name - how about your MIL's name or nickname? Those cookies look delish!

paula, the quilter said...

I'll have to think about a focus word. If you start a cooking blog, you should check out www.blurb.com
You can use Blurb to slurp your blog(s) and print them out into a book format.

ROZ said...

I would just love to have a couple of those cookies with my tea.

Chookyblue said...

I like the family name.........otherwise just put it into this blog........

Exuberant Color said...

I'm not a cook, but I am a baker and I love gingersnaps, so I'll be anxiously awaiting the recipe.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Whatever the name, it sounds like a wonderful idea. mmmm, gingersnaps.

Norma said...

I love the idea of taking your MIL's recipes and making a cookbook as gifts for next Christmas! Last year, I started typing out our family favorites and included pictures. I did this because I wanted to gather all the scraps of paper into one place so I could find the recipes when I want to make them. I never thought about making this project into a gift for other family members--great idea!!!

meggie said...

I like the idea of a cooking blog, & making it into a book.
I just love that chicken recipe of yours for the slow cooker, I have used it several times, & it is great because it can be altered & still be fantastic!
Cookies are not my thing. I used to bake all the time when the kids were young, but we dont need such things now! LOL.

Clare said...

I cannot bake. I just can't. Give me a main course or an entree any day. Desserts, cakes and biscuits don't feature in my repetoire!

I didn't think of featuring on a word instead of making a resolution. Mmmmmmm will have to think.