Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Kitchen questions

1. How many meals does most of your family eat at home each week? How many are in your family?
almost all of our dinners, we don't eat out much, there are 3 of us
2. How many cookbooks do you own?
less than ten
3. How often do you refer to a cookbook each week?
4. Do you collect recipes from other sources? If so, what are some of your favorite sources (relatives, friends, magazines, advertisements, packages, the internet, etc)
yep, sure do! have piles of potentially delicious recipes in my dining room hutch , someday I will organize them???! I get them off of the internet, newspaper, magazines, ladies at church
5. How do you store those recipes?
already confessed to my 'pile' method
6. When you cook, do you follow the recipe pretty closely, or do you use recipes primarily to give you ideas? what fun would that be???
I like to add my own ideas as I go along
7. Is there a particular ethnic style or flavor that predominates in your cooking? If so, what is it? maybe mexican, mostly just basic homecooking
8. What’s your favorite kitchen task related to meal planning and preparation?
also least favorite, deciding what to cook!
9. What’s your least favorite part?
already said.........
10. Do you plan menus before you shop?
not usually
11. What are your three favorite kitchen tools or appliances?
my little mini-chopper ( $2 at Wal-mart), my mixer, ?
12. If you could buy one new thing for your kitchen, money was no object, and space not an issue, what would you most like to have?
does a new countertop and cabinets count?
13. Since money and space probably are objects, what are you most likely to buy next? 'whatever I want, gosh!'
14. Do you have a separate freezer for storage?
yes I do
15. Grocery shop alone or with others?
blissfully alone!
16. How many meatless main dish meals do you fix in a week?
typically, none!
17. If you have a decorating theme in your kitchen, what is it? Favorite kitchen colors?
gray/ mint green (s'posed to be sage) no other theme, unless you can call 'slob' a theme
18. What’s the first thing you ever learned to cook, and how old were you?
delicious, nutritious hamburger gravy, ?
maybe 12, oh , and snickerdoodle cookies!
19. How did you learn to cook?
Mom, and my Aunt Opal taught me, and I learned a lot in 4-H 20. Tag two other people to play-
Sarah!!!!!!! and ? whoever else wants to...


spencer said...

hey muum - the emilir and i love your kitchen meme especially #13. this is where your daughters get it from. :) j/k!!

Muum said...

nope! I was just quoting Napoleon Dynamite, Em has those high expectations from? don't know, maybe a recessive gene???

Motherkitty said...

Hi, Muum. Just wanted to pass along a suggestion on organizing your recipes. I, too, had a real mish-mash of great recipes. I would find them, copy them, "file" them, and never could find them when I wanted them. Picture coming clearer?

What I did was buy a five-inch, three-ring white binder at Office Depot and a large packet of sheet protectors. I then made a sheet on the computer and printed it out. It says "Laurel's Favorite Recipes" and I placed it in the front pocket on the outside of this binder. Then I started inserting my favorite recipes into the sheet protectors and organizing them alphabetically so they are easier to find. It took me very little time to do this.

By putting the recipes in sheet protectors, I can take the particular recipe out of the binder when using it. If it gets food stuff on it, all I have to do is wipe the protector off and reinsert it back into my binder.

The huge reward is that when I die, my children will have to fight over who gets my binder of all my favorite recipes! Sweet.