Friday, February 26, 2010

Crazy about cookbooks.







Kelly's Korner wanted to know what everybody collects so I thought I would show you guys. I hate to admit this but my collection fills that bookcase to the bursting point. Thats right I have way more cookbooks than what is showing. I even have so many that they don't all fit on that bookshelf they are also in another one in my storage room...its an obsession. I mean honestly in this picture you can only see the top 3 shelves the bottom 2 shelves are empty....for now. I just can't help it I love to cook and love love love to try new recipes. There are 2 really good reasons why that thing is such a mess. My 1 year old decided all of the sudden he really pulling my cookbooks off the shelf. So he went through and pulled and pulled till he completely cleared out the bottom 2 shelfs. The I decided since he did that I need to organize them and purge some out anyways so I would take this as a sign it was time....that was Monday and my house is covered in cookbooks. They have been shuffled and moved so many times its going to take me forever to get them all back together and really organized. I refuse to just shove them all willy nilly back in that thing. In all honesty its driving me crazy that its not done yet. So this weekend will probably be my breaking point and I will get them all back in there....well the ones I am going to keep. I have gotten better about buying cookbooks. When I quit work in 2008 I made a commitment not to buy cookbooks because I had so many and because it cost so much. Well I did good I only bought 1 in 2009. I bought 1 the other day so I guess that was my one for 2010....good thing Mother's Day and my birthday are still coming up! It doesn't count if they are gifts..lol. I have also learned not to buy cookbooks just because of the great food in them. It doesn't matter how wonderful they are if they don't fit into my family's tastes and lifestyle. So there is collection. What do you collect?

12 comments:

Lauren & Eddie said...

I'm a book collector, too, and totally forgot about COOKBOOKS. I have tons and tons! I've bought some but also have lots that were hand-me-downs from grandmothers and aunts. Thanks for sharing!

Daenel said...

Apparently I collect kids ~ I have 5 of them. LOL Seriously, I collect plants, monkeys, books, um, shoes...Ok, wait, I collect shoes. I do love your cookbook collection, I'm gonna have to write post about this and link to you. By the way, I'm a new follower from Friday Follow.

Cas said...

I guess since I have a 1 year old son and am currently 6 months pregnant I am collecting kids too!

Beth McC. said...

I LOVE ME some Cookbooks! What a great thing to collect, I just might have to steal that idea! Thanks for sharing!!!

happygal said...

I used to collect a lot more than I do now, but I have really tried to let go of stuff lately. But I too have a lot of cookbooks.

Happy to find you through FF! I am your newest follower.

Lesli said...

One of my best friends collects cookbooks.. so I just borrow hers..lol.. Love your blog, what a story you have!! You are right, there is only one "Great Physician" and only he knows what life will hold for us! Congrats on your new baby.. My little ones are 14 months apart..prepare yourself...lol. Look forward to coming back and reading more!! I am also having a giveaway on my blog if you would like to hop over and check it out! Have a great weekend!

Jess said...

One of my favorite things to do is sit down with a good cookbook!

I agree!

Joan said...

Another cookbook collector here and I have several overflowing shelves, not to mention baskets and boxes full. It's an addiction but I love it and love to cook too. Of course I read them as well. You should check out the yahoo group CookbooksEtCetera and you'll find many kindred spirits there.

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

I'm not the only one! I love cookbooks. Some of my favorites are ones I find in thrift stores or antique stores that have submitted recipes from ladies in different committies or organizatios. The cabinet above my stove is full. The books are now laying horizontally on the vertical ones and I am in th process of cleaning out a cabinet next to the stove to start putting my overflow cookbooks! Do you have a favorite one or two?

RedHead said...

Thanks for following my blog from Friday Follow, I now follow you too!! Cute blog background! I collect shoes and it is SERIOUSLY over the top! I love them! I mean, come on, if guys can collect baseball cards, why can't I have 60 pairs of shoes, right??

Cas said...

Thanks for all the comments I usually like to take the time to respond to everyone but I am currently under the weather. As a matter of fact I am jumping off right now because I have to lay back down. I should be better soon!

Suzanad said...

Random commenter -
I collect Zippo lighters! I have 5.
And condoms from different countries... I know that one may be weird, but I guess I'll never run out if I'm in an emergency! haha jokes.