Hello, little chitterlings!
No new Martha recipe to report upon yet. Last week found me experimenting with baked donuts and making soups instead. The donuts need some work, but this soup was phenomenal.
Now, the point of the post is this: My project of cooking through Dinner at Home is coming to an end, as there are but 10 recipes left. I can’t even believe it. The thought of being able to cook whatever, whenever I want is exhilarating!
But! I would miss posting. I still have a steady group of readers and subscribers, so I think I may continue. But in what manner? Should I pick another cookbook? Cook my way through my giant notebook of as-of-yet untried recipes I have pulled out of magazines and printed off the interwebs over the last few years? Maybe some of my subscribers are sick of reading this but are too polite to unsubscribe, so you’re hoping SP goes dark at the end of the hazelnut mini muffins?
So, I am opening this up for discussion/suggestions as to what to do next. If it’s to be another cookbook, I would prefer that it not be dedicated to one type of cuisine, like a Mexican cookbook, for example, although I am not ruling it out, as I love my Mexican Everyday cookbook. I also prefer that it not be outrageously unhealthy and/or stuffed with a lot of meat recipes. For that reason, Nigella Lawson and Pioneer Woman are out, too. We were thinking of going way in the other direction, and doing Veganomicon, but that scares me. Also, it cannot be a millionty pages long, like Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything (Vegetarian), as much as I love it.
Of course all the recipes shouldn’t be too good (ruling out Barefoot Contessa) or my posts won’t be any fun to write. How many times can you write, “Oh, it was really good!” and not get bored?
For the record, Martha Stewart has another cookbook set up like this one, with 52 meals arranged by season, called Healthy Quick Cook. I doubt that they are either healthy or quick, and it’s out of print but I could get a used copy. Do I dare commit to suffer through another year of Martha?!?!?!
Please leave a comment if you have a suggestion!