Friday, January 15, 2016

Almost home, grinning from ear to ear and recipe of the month

- Around 6pm Thursday evening and on my way home - I had so much time to sit at this red light that I marveled at how beautiful those bare, winter trees are against the darkening sky.

- On Tuesday evening - arriving at my volunteer place, Georgia Public Broadcasting, a young man in a bright blue t-shirt was taking a selfie at this spot with Cookie Monster, grinning from ear to ear.  It took me a minute to figure that was he, since he has fruit in front of him, not cookies.

- My baker's rack, full of cookbooks.  When I bought this thing, several years ago, I had to donate a box full of cookbooks that wouldn't fit (vowing to put them all in this one place.)  My niece and I were talking about this - we both print out recipes a lot (you can see some crammed in there if you click to enlarge).  So my new vow is to cook something out of each of those books at least once a month and I'll post about it here.  I'll start with Alice Waters's Chez Panisse Vegetables there on top and report back!  I told friend Leisa, when we had dinner this week, that vegetables are my favorite thing, so that's a perfect place to start.

It's Friday!  Happy Friday.  Have a great weekend, y'all!


Leonora said...

Looking forward to your recipe sharing! That's quite a cookbook collection you have there. : )

LL Cool Joe said...

It's Friday and my working weekend is just about to begin. I love the Cookie Monster story. You should have taken a selfie too!

Have a lovely weekend Lynn, enjoy your cooking.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - we do get fantastic visual effects with the darkening sky and the sun down low. Alice Waters, I gather, is amazing ... but I love the idea of following the seasons with the vegetables and have always bought that way ... they taste so much nicer in season, and if possible locally sourced.

Cheers and enjoy the weekend - Hilary

Elephant's Child said...

The cookie monster with fruit? Love the idea of a grinning selfie, and your cooking expiditions sound wonderful?

Riot Kitty said...

I totally want a selfie with Cookie Monster! BTW, I have a jpg of that Cookie Monster photo, and the caption reads, "What the fuck is this shit?"

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVED what Riot Kitty said......! You have a lot of great cookbooks, my dear.....I look forward to seeing pictures of what you will cook.....! Hope your weekend is going well!

Granny Annie said...

Cookie Monster should only be photographed with C-O-O-K-I-E-S!!

Lynn you have given yourself quite a challenge with the recipe idea. Can't wait to see what you share with us.

Sparkling Red said...

Cookie Monster is my favourite Muppet! What the heck is he doing with that pile of fruit? Nutritional correctness is going too far.

Lee said...

I'm a million and one cookbooks, too. And I refuse to purchase any more! End of story! lol

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely winter trees!

I should commit to making something new from my favourite recipe book every week, I have a brilliant book, 1000 vegetarian recipes!

desk49 said...

Another year has gone around
Like a wheel this life of ours
We add more grease so none
Hears the squeak of age and wear
Yet time will not stop for us
And someday our wheel will
Be cast aside for a newer one
Three things you did
For I need not tell
You wrote them down
And did quite well

A selfie a tree
And a recipe
What a great job you do
with things in threes

Ileana said...

Love the photo with the bare trees and let me know if you find any good recipes involving veggies. My daughter is a vegetarian and is always looking for something new to try...and I could use more greens in my world.

Lee said...

I meant to type "I've a million and one cookbooks, too!" Not that I'm a million and one cookbooks! Wow! A talking-writing cookbook! I could make a fortune if the world found out! :)

Snaggle Tooth said...

Great poster! funny with fruit- I'd file them in containers- good luck