Friday, December 19, 2008

Common cold


Poor Anne. She's battling her second cold this winter. In the hopes that rest will make her better, she's cuddled up with a stack of magazines.

These aren't just any magazines. All our saved cooking ideas of the last 10 years are here. So, ripping and sorting are what's going on. Recipes are inspected and mostly rejected. If kept, then there's a category pile. The plan is to cull about 95% of the recipes. These are the ones that look so good on paper. And you're going to make them some day. And they'll be delicious. But when you think about that delicious recipe that you once saw...where the heck is it? By the time you thumb through a zillion pages...well, you just don't do that, do you? And it's so much easier to just go to the internet.


So, what's the point of keeping them all? Enter our intrepid recipe editor with a plan and a bunch of time. I'll report on the success of her mission later...and of course, the health of the patient.

2 comments:

Paws on the Run said...

Well that doesn't sound very relaxing!

Penny said...

We all have a need to be productive, even when we're sick. My goal while I try to recover from a cold is to reduce my stack of unread library books to a manageable size by reading as many as I can (I have 9 unread and 4 more waiting at the library). I wouldn't want to read recipes as the thought of food is unpleasant at the moment.

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