How Do You Read It?

July 3, 2008 at 9:27 pm 3 comments

This week,  I’ve laid down big projects, and just done some recovery time.  I SO LOVE having books that sink deep into me wherever I turn in my home. and, I do mean WHEREVER.  Cleaning off the bookshelves to paint reminded me of some I’ve not seen in a while, still want to read, or have enjoyed pilfering through.

And, remember those current 10 cent magazines I bought at the local Goodwill for a “rainy day” when I needed some R&R?  I stored them by season under my clean-ed out space under my guest bed (yes, I cleaned out old papers to put twenty new magazines under there…go figure!).   Anyway…my summer ones have come out!  They are a great quick vacation from kids yelling in the pool, a barking dog, and paint needing that second coat in a few places…not to mention umpteen decisions I need to make to move forward.  I think we are getting close.

Anyway, I’m reading magazines, which I seldom take time to do.  I’m looking straight through them, turning down pages of interesting things, then coming back later to read articles that interest me.  Last thing, I go through again to tear out things I want to file–recipes, for example.

I am an efficient magazine reader.  😀

One of my goals for the year was to broaden my horizons as a cook, and I’ve made my third new recipe this summer!  Go me!  I’m loving Better Homes & Gardens, Martha Stewart, and Real Simple these days.  I’ve tried two recipes we LOVED, and one we were not crazy about at all.  Looked great, but too heavy a summer dessert for us.  Chocolate Ecclair with a vanilla pudding/Cool Whip filling has been a huge hit, as well as the cauliflower-broccoli-bacon salad.

So questions I’m DYING to know are: how do you read magazines–what do you think that says about you?  AND/OR what new recipes have you tried this summer that are going in your “keeper” or “family favorite” file” ?


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kimberly  |  July 3, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Last week I bought a can of pizza sauce. I put it in a saucepan and melted mozarella cheese and cheddar cheese in the sauce, added some browned sausage, green peppers, onions, mushrooms and scooped it over toasted french bread. Yummy.

  • 2. Renea  |  July 4, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Magazines–I look at pictures and if they catch my eye or the title of the article catches my eye, I will skim through that article. If some interesting points are made, I will then read the article. Usually takes me all of about 10 minutes to go through an entire magazine. What does it say about me?? Maybe someone else shouls answer that 🙂

    Recipes–SC has an egg allergy, so,I have been trying to revamp several of my recipes that have eggs. Summer is the best time for me to do that. We also think she may have a sensitivity to some dyes and are trying to pin point those and make adjustments. Eggless recipes are just not as good as the real thing but we are leanring to adjust.

  • 3. Misty  |  July 7, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    I have a Simple and Delicious mag subscription I bought from my neice. Love the good recipes in there.

    My favorite recipe this summer has got to be the Blueberry Muffins from Alton Brown on the Food Network. With my fresh berries, they are oh so yummy!

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