Oh, thank goodness!
I just finished formatting (and saving to a CD and online…) my Cookbook manuscript, which was lost, in the digital wilderness for many moons. & when I finally did manage to find and save the poor thing, it was missing appendages & pieces here and there.
So I put him back together, and I have been spending the last week or so on recreating a cohesive style of formatting.
Which is actually rather clever, if I may say so. I did the headings in the same style as the Diner’s menu. Which seemed only natural when going through the actual menu’s outline, but then it really added sense to the relative chaos of the rest of the recipes.
You know, I was going to blog the other day, and say that the pen is a cooking tool of sorts, for what good are the world’s recipes without a means to record them? Also, at that time I was in very good spirits after finding a pen in a box full of art stuff, which was writing wonderfully well. But once it came time to change the ink cartridge, everything went to hell! The thing refused to work, no matter what I tried, & I’m lucky I didn’t hurt myself while stabbing and frantically scribbling at my poor journal.
The next day, after getting some sleep, I decided that I had over reacted (again feeling lucky that the angry ink stains had never made it to the carpeting…) and I went to purchase a brand new pen. A nice one, an investment. Well – that piece of crap quit on me as well, and I have been typing ever since! A brand new $3 pen, and it refuses to make another clear line!!
I am almost wondering, is this the fates telling me not to write so much? Am I overdoing it? Perhaps now that I finally have a hard-copy of the Cookbook (still only 1/2 finished, at best) They will let me write in pen once more? It really is a relief to have that little CD, tucked away in my ammo case (the old army cases for M-60’s fit 2 rows of CDs or DVDs perfectly!)…
& now I am going to make a gourmet dinner of Amy’s mac & cheese, & on the box top is instructions to send away for a free Be Green bumper sticker! After typing up and reading through all of those recipes, I really do miss cooking. It is my greatest hope to have a kitchen of my own one day…so now that the book is relatively safe again, I can get back to blogging on that very topic!
The kitchen to be…Next week we will look into a funny little gadget that chops herbs, and cuts fettuccine noodles…fun!