My Cookbook Shelf for Random Recipes
Each month Dom comes up with a new idea for Random Recipes and sometimes they can be quite challenging. He is never satisfied with us randomly opening up a page each month and following the recipe, on no!
He has had us:
- Randomly selecting a book, looking at the last page, dividing that number by two and cooking the recipe on that page.
- Cooking a random recipe from our first ever cookbook (and no bloody cheating!)
- Counting from left to right (or from top to bottom) to the eighteenth book and choosing a random recipe (... DO IT NOW!)
- Selecting a random recipe from our most recently gifted book (NO cheating!!!)
- Lining up all our cookbooks (does he have any idea how many we have?), shutting our eyes, randomly picking one and randomly opening it at a page (.. DO NOT CHEAT you're only cheating yourself etc.. blah blah blah)
- Getting into pairs and giving each other a number to count along our books, then giving each other a page number (never speak to that person again...)
- Oh and did I tell you he was bossy? No? Well he laid off a bit for Christmas and was feeling more charitable. For Christmas he wanted us to donate a book to charity, but first we had to randomly select a recipe to make from it.
- He even teamed up with my and we did a No Croutons Required Does Random Recipes, where bloggers had to randomly select a soup to make.
But, this month, he is taking it easy and being ever so kind to us, if a little nosey (I dread to think what he has up his sleeve for us next month after this easy challenge). This month he wants to see where we keep our cookbooks.
My cookbooks have migrated around the house, from kitchen to bookshelf, to bigger bookshelf, until now I have a large bookcase just for cookbooks. I won't tell you that the case these books moved from is also now filling up again.
As you can see, now that I have a toddler, my space is no longer a calm, uncluttered place, but is brimming with toddler toys. A rather expensive bear, actually called Cooper (my son's name) lives on top along with a car. Cooper's bank sits in front of some books, but not within reach as he loves to tip it all out and in front lies his village, which I try to keep contained to the village green (mat), but that is a losing battle. I often stand on some poor villager or farm animal in my quest to get a cookbook ofF the shelf.
Here is a closer look.
And no, I don't keep them in dewey order, just nice and neat. You will notice some library cookbooks on the bottom shelf. One can never have too many cookbooks (don't tell my hubby I said that!), even if they are borrowed from the library.
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