Feeding My Addiction - Again
Oct. 13, 2010 3:00 pm
Updated: Nov. 5, 2010 2:04 pm
Before I discovered Allrecipes - I was a cookbook junkie. Working at a school where the book companies come in and offer books to employees at amazingly low prices just helped me to feed that addiction all the more. I was buying a cookbook, or two, every
six weeks or so. But, they were so cheap - and I knew I'd use them all the time.
After I filled yet another shelf with cookbooks, I told myself "NO MORE". Then the Books Are Fun guy would show up once again peddling his wares. I would circle 'round the table gazing longingly at the lovely books. Oh the titles would call out to me "Crockpot
Wonders"; "Classic Christmas Recipes" - you name it - it was there, just calling to me. The pictures looked so wonderful. Then I would remember I had said "NO MORE". Back to my office I would go, but I couldn't get those books out of my mind. I'd be so
proud - the next day was the deadline to place an order and I hadn't done it - I was going to make it through without purchasing a book! The next morning I would get to work, start up the coffee, and suddenly I would find myself in the lounge, order form
in hand. How did that happen? Not only did I have the order form in hand - it was filled out and my check was attached! I do not have will-power. It's lucky I am not addicted to drugs or alcohol --- just cookbooks.
Then, I found Allrecipes. There were so many recipes, with pictures, and they were at my fingertips with just the click of my computer mouse! I knew I could resist those books with Allrecipes as my new wonder drug. It worked! I didn't buy a single cookbook
Then, one day not so long ago, I opened one of my cupboards that is stuffed with cookbooks. All those books just sitting there, being neglected. How could I do that to them? I bought those books, brought them home, gave them a place to rest, and now I was
totally ignoring them! I spent many hours last weekend leafing through those books; becoming re-acquainted with them and reminiscing of all the wonderful meals I had prepared with their help. I made a few of the recipes that had been our favorites. Caramel
corn never tasted so good! Cornbread was never better!
Today while working at my desk I suddenly remembered that the book guy had dropped books off and I had not even looked at them! I ran to the lounge and checked out the selection. Just in time, too. Noon today was the deadline to place an order. Tomorrow
I will be the proud owner of the Taste of Home Classic Collection book - I can't wait to try a recipe or two!