Thursday, July 30, 2009

All in my head...

...the recipes.

For a while now I've been thinking and talking about making my own cookbook. I have so many recipes stored in my head, not written down. Very rarely do I ever follow recipes, but I'm afraid I'm going to forget about foods I make all together! Most of what I cook come from ideas of recipes that I have (in my opinion) made better.

Some recipes (when I do follow what's on paper - although it's never exactly the same) I do have copied/written/torn from magazines/etc. and feel like those need to be organized. Especially with my new eating plan, I think it would be good to organize these! Right now they are all over the place. Some are in a recipe box I started and forgot about, some are in an envelope in my kitchen, and others are separate pages placed in cookbooks. I'd like each recipe to have ingredients, instructions, and nutritional value (at least calorie count).

Since, when I get back from Dallas, my bf leaves for Coloroado for almost a week, I will have plenty of time to work on this cookbook. I'm artsy, so it's going to be a cute one, with photos, and obviously an ongoing project, but it's going to be a lot of fun!

Packed and ready to go! Everything is packed for my trip to Dallas tomorrow. I created a 3.5 hour play list for my drive there.

My run today? Non existent. I was ready to go, got my bag that I brought to work and went to go change...realized I didn't bring a shirt! UGH! I went home with every intention to just run when I got there, but as I left work, I went to take a step, didn't realize there was about an eight inch step down right in front of me, and stepped down so hard I thought I broke the heel right off my high heels. Not only that, but I felt my head just crunch down in my neck. Imagine jumping on a bed, then all of a sudden, the bed isn't beneath you. Ok, not that extreme, but it hurt! I had an instant, throbbing headache, and my neck was killing me. When I got home it was so much worse, I decided to just take it easy. I was pretty bummed, but didn't think the pounding on the pavement would help!

I'll catch up with you all on Sunday! Have a great weekend!


  1. I'm exactly the same when it comes to cooking and baking! I am fearless with creating things off the top of my head and with changing a recipe. I can't help but snicker when I see others, my family in particular, fret about changing something in a recipe. I always want to tell them to live a little! I just recently started writing down the ingredients as I go and taking a photo as well, which I'm use my blog to document. I've been bad about not documenting lately though. My family and friends started asking for recipes and when I would tell them that I created it off the top of my head and didn't write anything down, they were floored. He he! I figured I better started writing down the recipes since people are starting to request them. I like the idea of doing a cookbook and including photos and other details. It's something you could pass along later in life.

    Ouch! I can totally envision what happened to you!

    Enjoy your weekend trip!

  2. Ug! Sorry to hear about the fall. I really hope it's nothing too bad and it does not impact your running. I kept forgetting my shoes, or shorts, or shirt so I finally just brought my old shoes and some spare gear to work just in case I was forgetful.

    Enjoy your weekend!


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