Are you having a family get together for New Year’s Day? Football party? If so, you might want to download my cookbook, complete with menus to make meals easier.
Every region has foods common to that area. Since I live in the Southwest, specifically Texas, I grew up eating foods common to this part of the country. What’s known as “country cooking” or “homestyle” was just that. My mom had eight or nine menus which she seldom varied. Sunday was pot roast, Monday meatloaf, Tuesday meant chicken-fried steak, etc. The variations for her were on weekends. In winter, on Saturdays we had stew, but in summer we had pinto beans and corn bread. Sunday evening in winter might mean waffles instead of leftover pot roast. We joke about it now, but when I was growing up, I didn’t realize her unadventurous style of cooking was unusual.
After my Hero and I married, I discovered a love for cooking and trying new foods and new recipes. I collected cookbooks and recipes cut from newspapers, copied them from magazines, and saved those recommended by friends. I experimented with family recipes until I gave them my personal twist. My mom loved my cooking and the changes I had made to her family recipes. Fortunately, Hero's mom was a mediocre cook, so he loved anything I prepared. Also lucky for me, Hero was taught to eat whatever was put in front of him and be grateful. You see one of the many reasons I call him Hero.
The exception was when we once had this neighbor who was always giving me recipes she assured me were terrific. She had a degree in home economics, so I thought she should be a great cook. Often when I tried her dishes, Hero would look up from his meal and say, “This is one of ____’s recipes, isn’t it?” He never criticized, but I knew he meant he hated the dish. It didn’t take long for me to realize our tastes and our neighbor’s were very different.
|Cover featuring my art work|
One day Hero and I decided to create a cookbook from some of the recipes I’d collected over the years. We get these strange ideas occasionally, but they’re harmless. Now our cookbook is available in print or e-book. The result is a list of eight complete menus featuring over fifty recipes. I’ll bet you’ve guessed the e-book’s price, haven’t you? ☺ Yes, it’s only 99 cents. One of the menus is the one we'll have for New Year's Day, with baked ham, sweet potatoes, and a super-easy peach cobbler. Yum!
Here are the buy links:
Smashwords for the E-book
Amazon for print and E-book $3.98 for print, $ .99 for E-book
Wishing you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.
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