Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday Night Reading

My Friday nights are generally unexciting.  After dinner, I pull my currently-being-used cookbooks from my dining room bookshelf and settle in to do some meal planning.  I choose five or six meals for the following week and then make my grocery list.  I've never been one of those people who figures out in advance what day we'll eat which meal.  Instead, I find that if I have a list of possibilities  and all of the ingredients to make those dishes, I can stay organized and resist the urge to order out.

Most of the meals I make are healthy... high in protein and veg, lower in carbs and fats.  I've been on a health kick for a little over a year now, and I love the way it makes me feel.  But as you can tell from the cookbook on the top of the stack, I do indulge in dessert on weekends.  I love a good cake, especially if it has chocolate in it somewhere.  

I actually like these low-key Friday evenings reading cookbooks, looking for new recipes to prepare for my family.  We enjoy our old favorites, but I get tired of cooking these things all the time. 

I also just really love reading cookbooks.  I especially like ones with lots of photos of the finished dishes; even really complicated ones that I would never actually cook out of!  It's kind of nutty, really.  Who else does this?  Is this a thing?

Happy weekend, everyone.


  1. Mindi - I truly love reading recipes and looking at the pictures - but I'm not a cook. I rarely cook any of the recipes that I look at. I love your escape into cookbooks! Friday evenings, especially, are up for grabs. I'm going to open my new books!

  2. Reading cookbooks is definitely a thing. I've done it for years. Food porn, I call it. Sometimes I cook what I read, sometimes I don't. And I compulsively clip recipes from the newspaper, or print out what I find online.