Monday, October 12, 2009

Cookbook making

Well, it looks as though I'm going to be taking my "Poser-dom" to another level. My husband's sister, who does not cook, and I mean does NOT cook, has decided that she wants to dip her toe in to dinners. They're trying to eat healthier, but they're busy, and have a busy 14-year old. She teaches kindergarten, her husband works full time, and our nephew is involved in stuff, has homework - you know the drill. She's looking for dinners to cook that are quick and very simple that they can have on the table within an hour of getting home at 5:00ish, so she's not just starving.

So I'm taking my lunches for the kids a step further and expanding it to accomodate some simple dinners as well. My sister-in-law is about at the same cooking level as the kids - beginner. Not because she can't, mind you, just because she never has. Her husband has done almost all the cooking for them.

My new project will be a collection of recipes that are easy, healthy, quick to get on the table, and can be recycled in some way for lunches. Are there cookbooks out there right now that already fit this bill? Probably hundreds. But it will still be fun for me to do.

My brother is pushing me to get a DSLR camera so I have some more control over the pictures and can possibly improve the food photos. I'm going to see what I can find that's reasonably priced (no sense buying a Ferrari for a beginning driver) and maybe this collection can look halfway decent, too. Stay tuned!

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