For the month of February Organizing Junkie had a recipe challenge. The idea was to organise all recipe books, binders and floating around bits of paper.
I took up this challenge and even though I forgot to take photos of the before mess, here are the after shots:
This my whole bookcase of beautifully ordered cookbooks. My vintage collection is middle shelf on the right.
These are the books that will be going to Vinnie's. I probably bought most of them there for a few dollars so it's not too hard to give them back!
This has inspired me to use all the cookbooks that I have kept in my collection. So, from now on each week will feature menu's from one specific cookbook, with some of my own reciepes thrown in - if needed.
This week's reciepe's come from A Treasury of Australia Cooking , published in 1962.
Monday: Baked stuffed Peppers (p 179). With extra veggies.
Thursday: Leek and poatao Creme Soup (p 25)
Friday: Potato Cakes (p81) with a piece of fish for the Beau. Waldorf Salad (p 95)
Saturday Roast veggie quiche with feta (my reciepe). And steak for Beau.
Sunday: Cheeseburgers (p 216). Lentil burger for me. And Salad.
Last week's menu went quite well except I couldn't be bothered to make Involtini as it would have been just for me and I had too many wines before I decided to get dinner ready! Also pea and pesto soup was not nice (sorry Nigella - it's the first ting I have made of her's that is not to my tast - sadly). Also did not make Pasta e fagoli as couldn't be bothered when Beau saw the picture and said he wouldn't eat it.
I am going to endevour to take more pictures of what I make as most of the receiepe books I use do not have pictures. Here is the dreamy Penne Alla Vodka (from Ms Lawson) - but with bow-tie pasta.