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Recipe Book #2 ~ The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cooking for Two

At the end of December I posted a Recipe Book Haul and showed you all the cookbooks I received for my birthday last year. I am taking a different cookbook each month and reviewing it to share all its goodness with you! Last month in January I talked about Small Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers by Debbie Maugans and gave you the perfect excuse to buy it….Valentine’s Day. Did anyone go out and take a peek at it or maybe even buy it?

The second cookbook I am going to talk about is The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cooking for Two. I was very excited for this book, but then when I cracked it open and started perusing the recipes…..I became much less excited. There weren’t many recipes that I marked! Now, there were a lot of unique recipe names or ingredients and while I am trying to expand my palate and skill sets….some of them just don’t sound appealing. So I didn’t mark a ton of recipes, at least not compared to some of my other cookbooks. I think I’ll work through this book quickly just because there aren’t too many marked.

Summary from Thriftbooks,

Perfect for young working couples and empty-nesters. This book offers familiar favorites and new dishes to tempt your taste buds all specially developed to serve two, without dealing with leftovers for the next week. Each recipe is created to maximize ingredients and minimize spending, so you buy only what you need, and use all of what you bought. –Ideal for young couples who both work, as well as empty-nesters or a parent and child who are interested in great recipes –Each recipe includes an icon for quick reference to help you decide which dishes best fit the occasion, and features variations sure to please anyone’s palate –Recipes are quick and easy, but do not rely on prepackaged foods –Includes recipes for small-batch baking

I have made four recipes out of this book so far and they were a Potato, Onion, and Bacon Frittata, a Spanish Tortilla, a Hot & Sour Soup with Pork, and Stuffed Peppers. I have written about the first two, the third one is coming up, but the fourth one wasn’t anything spectacular that was worth taking the time to write about it. So working through this book is going well so far!

Does anyone already have this book or a similar cook book? What are your thoughts on cooking for just two?

Head to my 12 Months of Recipe Books to see what other books I’ve talked about!
Posted in My Savior

2 Corinthians 3:4-5

Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.

2 Corinthians 3:4-5

There are a lot of things that I cannot do on my own. I mess things up. I start badly. I finish poorly. I complain and whine. I’m selfish and ungrateful. I’m human. Yeah, I can’t do it on my own. But hey, guess what? I don’t have to.

It’s like I want to vacation in Bermuda. Okay, swim there. Well, I can’t do that. Well, I don’t have to. They’ve made a way for me to there without having to swim there.

I don’t need to fret and worry about what I can’t do when God’s taken care of doing those things for me.

Now, I still have to buy a ticket, get to the boat, and board. They aren’t going to do that for me. I need to do what I know is right and good. I can’t slough off and be lazy all the while expecting God to do everything for me. That’s not the right attitude.

You don’t have to be totally and completely overwhelmed by all the things you can’t do or be. God does have you in his hand and he is working in the details. Trust him to be sufficient for you. “Our competence comes from God.”