Remember that time I turned 28 and made a list?
A list of 28 goals of 28 things to get done during this golden 28th year?
I’ve been work on it. Want proof? Check out the 28 in 28 pages, which is sort-of-kind-of-updated on a “regular” basis. If by regular, you mean “whenever I remember to update them,” then yes.
One goal that I’ve barely touched the base of? Make 28 recipes from cookbooks I own.
I own A LOT of cookbooks. This is great, right? Well, there is a little problem here.
I rarely make anything from the cookbooks. Usually I am either throwing things together on the fly, testing a recipe I or a friend wrote, or following the steps in an “OMG-I-MUST-MAKE-THIS-STAT!” blog recipe.
I finally decided it was time to put this cookbook procrastination to an end. I got out a semi-new cookbook and did some flipping. I received the Better Homes and Gardens Eat Healthy Lose Weight cookbook as a Christmas gift last year and have yet to make any of the recipes. The Easy Oatmeal Bread caught my eye pretty quickly.
It may have been the key word “easy” right there in the title. Plus, I’ve used yeast in pizza dough and soft pretzels, but I’d yet to face the bread loaf making. May as well jump into that pool now, right? Get all the procrastination out of the way at once – that seems like a pretty great plan.
Can someone please explain to me why I have been cooking cookbook-free? This bread was AMAZING! Super easy to make, and pretty darn healthy, to boot. [Plus, when friends came over that night, they seemed uber impressed and loved eating it up with some delicious jam I got from Kelly in August!] This bread was a total win.
Now excuse me while I go sit cross-legged on the kitchen floor flipping through each and every one of my cookbooks adding post-it notes to recipes to make STAT.