Monday, November 17, 2008


Written 11/1/08...
I have a confession to make. I am obsessed with books. Most recently, that obsession has found root in cookbooks. I can’t even walk past a bookstore without stopping to see if they have any cookbooks deals. I wandered into Wonder Books last week. An hour later, I stumbled out with six more books for the shelves and $60 less in my pocket. Some are mere discounted copies of modern day cookery. Others are long-out-of-print copies of recipes from days gone by. All find a spot on my bookshelf. Unfortunately, this obsession is starting to cut into the funds reserved for things such as skydiving, eating lunch throughout the week and paying for gas for the car! I need to real in the spending on nonessential items and concentrate on those things that are most important to me.

With regards to my cookbook cook-along, I may have to alter my plans a bit. Now that the divorce is moving along, the house is about to sell, and I am moving into an apartment, I doubt I am going to be able to cook my through the grilling cookbook. Most apartments forbid grills on balconies or inside apartments…and since it will be stored in a storage garage that’ll be a few miles away, it won’t be easy to just light it up and have a cookout. Alas, I feel compelled to keep the number of cookbooks under scrutiny at three, so I am thinking I will have to substitute one. Unfortunately, right now, most all of my cookbooks, apart from the ones that have recently been added to my collection, are in boxes in that storage garage, until the apartment is mine. I will write more when I have chosen a suitable substitution.