Originally Posted by kitchensqueen
Cool! I collect cookbooks too, but I had to get a bit more selective when my collection hit 50 volumes... I think I've got it pared down to about 30-40ish now, and it still takes up its own three-shelf bookcase in the kitchen. :-) I mostly have classics now, as well as some vintage specialty cookbooks, many of them focusing on French cuisine (ah, la Belle France!).
Oh wow. That's super cool! I am not too discriminatory now, unless I am purchasing it new. And I don't buy those Southern Living cookbooks with the years on them. Lukcily, we have this built in deep bookcase at the bottom of the stairs off the kitchen. So it's been dedicated to cookbooks. I do use two cookbooks a lot and they live in the kitchen.. one is a bread cookbook with some bread recipes I like and the other is a very well worn "Kitchen Companion" and gives the basic recipes for everything from sheet cake to biscuits to taco seasoning. It allows me to reference a recipe and modify it if I want. That would be so awesome, to say I had a collection of vintage specialty cookbooks!
Yesterday was about dogs and finding a dog door for my newfoundland. We want to go out of town with my husband and I was hoping to find a dog door for the dogs so I could leave them and my friend wouldn't have to stop by so often to let them out:
*Walked nonobadbordercollie 3.5 miles
*Worked and finished my spreadsheet
*Girls bathed both dogs (bathing a newfoundland in a bathroom bathtub is hilarious! Then they put on a "dog show" for me. Poor DD2, she had our newfie, who was just done all the attention and the baths. He's very introverted and has a poor newfie personality, I think. So he kept escaping and running away from her. Then she gave him commands he knows and he refused to do them, reducing her to almost tears. Newfie just sat there panting and not looking at her. He totally checked out (bad nanny newf! heh). DD1 had badbordercollie, who like a good people oriented dog, was completely 100% focused on DD1 and trotted into the room with her and performed her tricks like a pro. Poor DD2!
*Called around and found a Petco near us with a sliding glass dog door that might be big enough for my newfie.
*Picked up the pet door
*Got the car inspected and enjoyed Starbucks with a friend for a few moments while we waited for the car to be done
*Came home and hauled out the pet door. Discovered that there is no way my newfie is going to fit through this door. In fact, he almost broke it the first time he used it.
*Researched dog doors that installed in walls.
*Husband home to disappointed kids (no dog door meant no NY trip).
*We went out in the search of a bigger dog door for either a patio door or wall installation.
*No luck. Came back home and husband cooked dinner really quick and we did some brainstorming.
*My friend was fine with stopping by more often but while she is at work, we enlisted the help of son's friend. They have 3 dogs and he regularly walks the neighbor's dog. He will come over and walk nonobadbordercollie and make sure they are all let out while my friend is at work!
*Everyone excited about going to NY!
*Read to everyone and they went to bed HAPPY. Yay!