Sitting on the floor in the PSYCHOLOGY section at Borders probably wasn’t the best idea. I had a heavy stack of glossy travel magazines to manage, so when I glanced down the aisle and saw an available footstool, I made it my new home just down the block from home. I didn’t bother to take note of my surroundings. It was all about the stool, a little rest area I could make my own. That Dr. Phil Love Smart book is everywhere isn’t it? The odd bit was not that I chose to sit on the floor and put the magazines on the stool–I’ll sit on the floor almost anywhere, even the subway platform if it’s taking too long. I’m just one of those people who doesn’t fear the floor. I’ll eat something that has fallen on it, usually. Not a fried egg or anything else that would pick up too much with it, nothing wet, but a cookie? Sure. The odd bit was my sitting there must’ve made it hard for people to get the help they needed. Like someone is really going to grab the STOP CARING SO MUCH WHAT PEOPLE THINK book with me right there watching? Ah, no. It’s like the person who decides to do her makeup in the office bathroom when you’re just about to make. Get out of here! Now I can’t go! How is the man with the handle bar moustache going to grab the LIVING ALONE AND LOVING IT! pastel-colored book? It’s like a nun handing out flyers outside Scores. CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE MILITARY WIFE’S SOUL went to a redheaded man in his early fifties. He was wearing an overcoat and no socks. Okay. I needed to leave the section.
I found peace in the COOKING & ENTERTAINING section. Well, almost. I could seriously spend an entire day thumbing through cookbooks. So now we need to talk about them. I’m in the market for a new one. I’m wondering if anyone has any recommendations for cookbooks that focus on menus. Not a menu for party planning, just a regular dinner at home (for two, but can be more) kind of book. I’ve found there are some that focus on parties… New Years, Fourth of July, etc. I’m hoping to hear what people read/use for daily menu planning. A starter, entree, and dessert for each day of the week. It sounds simple enough… why haven’t I been able to fine any cookbooks like this? If you pick up any cooking magazine, you’re going to gain eleven pounds because that’s how many things they suggest cooking for each of their party menus. We’re talking day to day menus. Themed meals.
Please tell me what you use to plan your daily menus!