Prior to our move this year, I went through most of our belongings to purge what we didn’t use or want. I was surprised to learn I had so many cookbooks! I downsized my collection by about half and made a commitment to myself.
In 2018, when I need a recipe, I’m ONLY going to use my cookbooks rather than wander the internet reading recipe reviews for 30 minutes.
I’m not saying I’ll stop making the recipes I know by heart and as a result only plan meals from my cookbooks. But when I need a recipe, the cookbooks I have are the only place I’ll look.
15 days in, I’m already seeing major benefits.
- It has helped me shake up our menu
- It is alarmingly more efficient because I’m not distracted by every ding and chirp on my phone while cooking.
- I’m using more of the pantry staples and spices that often go ignored until they expire.
The first two weeks I used this book I received (I think from my Mom?) at one of my wedding showers.
At the end of each month, I’ll share 3 recipes that came out on top and be sure to recommend any cookbooks that I reference over and over.
Are you up for the challenge? If you want to participate, share snaps of the meals you make from your cookbooks with the hashtag #justcookbooks18.