Monday, August 23, 2010

The I Hate to Cook Book - Updated and Revised - Win a copy

"Some women, it is said like to cook.
This book is not for them.
This book is for those of us who hate to , who have learned, through hard experience, that some activities become no less painful through repetition: childbearing, paying taxes, cooking. This book is for those of us who want to fold our big dishwater hands around a dry Martini instead of a wet flounder, come the end of a long day." ` The I Hate To Cook Book by Peg Bracken.

That is me.... ok not the Martini part, although I do like a good drink every now and then, but the I hate to cook part and no matter how much I practice (which is not often at all) I still hate it. If it was not for my husband I would live on cereal and boxed/bagged easy cook foods. Of course this would be very hard with Big J and Little J so thankfully I have my husband to cook for me!

Don't get me wrong... I can cook.... with a recipe.... I just do not like too. Why should I when my husband can look in the freezer, fridge, cupboards and whip up something with little thought and be happy??? However I have been feeling bad that he bears the brunt does all the cooking, so I thought this book would be a great read for me. (Not to mention that I have a love for kitchen gadgets, including cook books. Weird I know for a woman who Hates to cook. I think of it as I needed something to offer to hook the man who LOVES to cook! Smart I know)

With recipes such as Sweep Steak, Italian Tuna, Sunday Chicken and Muffinburger you are sure to find something to please everyone. The book is also broken into sections with real titles and what we would really call them:
-30 Day-by-Day Entrees or the Rock Pile
-The Leftover -or Every Family Needs a Dog
-Vegetables, Salads, Salad Dressings or This Side of Beriberi
-Spuds and Other Starches or Ballast is a Girl's Best Friend
-Potluck Suppers or How to Bring the Water for the Lemonade
-Company's Coming or Your Back's to the Wall
-Luncheon for the Girls or Wait Till You Taste Maybelle's Peanut Butter Aspic
-Canapes and Heartburn Specials or Who Started This Business? (My favorite)
-Desserts or People are Too Fat Anyway
-Little Kid's Parties or They Only Come for the Balloons
-Last-Minute Suppers or This is the Story of Your Life (who couldn't use that?)
-Household Hints or What to do When Your Churn Paddle Sticks
- Good Cookmanship or How to Talk a Good Fight
- Equivilantrs, Et Cetera or Dreary Details That You Certainly Have no Intention of Remembering.

Two lucky readers will each win one (1) copy of the book. Open to US and Canada. Giveaway ends 9/11

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    1 comment:

    1. I enjoy baking (aka desserts) but not cooking (actual meals). It just seems like too much effort most of the time!

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