Monday, July 14, 2008

Can you have too many?

I am cleaning my kitchen closet yesterday when I realized I may have crossed the line of too many cookbooks.

Gasp! Can that be? Can you really have too many?

I love reading cookbooks. I don't have to be searching for a particular recipe. I just love reading through and viewing the photos and marking the pages. Then when I am looking for a dessert recipe, I can just grab the book and check out my marked pages.


I search for recipes online as well, or again just peruse foodie blogs and mark recipes I want to try in the future.

So I surmise that because my husband has over 1,000 fine scale models still in their boxes downstairs in his studio, I certainly don't have too many cookbooks - at least by comparison.

I can justify anything.

6 comments:

buffalodickdy said...

I have over 270... the answer is No! You can't have too many cookbooks...

Kim said...

If he complains about the number of cookbooks you have - just remind him everytime you cook something scrumptious that is came from a cookbook.

I say as long as you have room for them and you use them (unlike me) it is fine how ever many you have.

Gnightgirl said...

I'm with you. At one point, I considered tossing my cookbooks—anything I'd possibly want to make would be available to me on the internet, and look how much space I'd save...

But I realized, in the nick of time, that I DO like flipping through a cookbook. I even, often, leave one out as a coffee table book, and take them on camping trips. When the day gets quiet, everyone, at some point, flips through them.

Gnightgirl said...

Oh! And when the internet goes down, and a girl needs to check, for sure, how to make a fried green tomato, on the fly, it sure is nice to grab that "how to cook everything" cookbook. I did that just Saturday night!

fieryirishangel said...

Melody, I just wanted to stop in and thank you so much for the BBM package! I was caught completely off guard today when I found it on my doorstep, and was delighted to dig through and open my treasures. You're so very kind, and I appreciate it very much! I posted about it here: http://stepawayfromthecupcake.blogspot.com/2008/07/blogging-by-mail.html

Melody said...

Thank you my peeps. I feel much better now.