Cookbooks Have Arrived!

Yes, at last! That didn’t take very long. My very own copy of “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck. Also, Betty Crocker’s Country Cooking. (If you remember, Cocoa Pancakes with Strawberries is from the latter.)

Now, armed with a lot of recipes and at least one tummy-control dress, I would be ready to cook at least one recipe per week. Christmas baking should commence soon — I am still trying to find canned pumpkin for the first Christmas treat: pumpkin bars, with cream cheese topping. Having that said, there would be at least two posts in a week.

Truthfully, I am a bit scared of baking. It has been a while since I’ve baked anything from scratch! So, in the event I do not post anything on baking for the week, you can safely assume either that it’s burnt or cooking took precedence over baking.

The big cooking challenge for me this year? Cooking a turkey for a Christmas dinner. (I have never cooked a whole turkey before) I suppose I would have ample time to try and say which recipe works best for us. A helpful lady at Barb’s Kitchen has recommended a turkey and cranberry sauce recipe. It will all be revealed later; my brother could be my turkey critic when he comes back from Brunei. Oh, I haven’t forgotten about Part II – Fish. We shall buy some fresh fish for curry.

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