After I got home, unloaded the car, attended to a litany of mundane tasks, fed O squash puree and put him down for a nap, I cracked open Mastering the Art of French Cooking book and was promptly inspired.
I am not going to undertake anything as insane as Julie Powell (she’s the one who attempted all 524 of Julia Child’s recipes in a year), after all, I have a 7 month old to contend with. Instead, I am going to work my way through my entire cookbook collection – not each one in it’s entirety, but a meal a month, exclusively using recipes from the book.
There’s only one problem with this undertaking, the average recipe in French Cooking (and most of my other cookbooks) serves 6-8, Oliver is not quite advanced enough for such meals, which leaves just Gavin and I, so I’m looking for 2-4 willing volunteers to help eat.
I’m not sure what I’m going to make yet, but I’m planning a Sunday afternoon dinner, tentatively for Oct. 11, 2009. If you’re interested in being a brave volunteer, please let me know no later than Oct. 4!