“The Future Belongs To Those Who Believe In The Beauty Of Their Dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Let’s Blog Over Dinner Party Tonight…
Wow!!! I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of support, well-wishes, and encouragement that have followed since I announced that I am writing this cookbook. I am incredibly humbled by your enthusiasm. But most of all, I am thrilled that many of you said you were inspired. That makes my heart happy – because that’s exactly what I hope you take away from my tiny steps of faith. Be inspired – whatever you dream up, you can do. Getting to this place of action has taken me a little while, and has required facing some pretty big fears, and doubts. This journey, really, is only beginning…cannot wait to see what the next few months bring!
Of course the ironic thing – as I’m receiving all of these digital high-fives – is that the work is only just starting. And there’s a lot of it. I bought a spiral-bound journal (pictured above) for all of my cookbook scribblings: lists of potential recipes, testing notes, timelines, and all sorts of random notes and bits of inspiration. I’m still trying to put together a master plan of how to tackle everything in the next five months – testing schedules, shooting schedules, etc. And making time to blog every day! I’m usually very organized, and right now I don’t feel that I am, so honestly it does feel a bit daunting. But every step I take, I’m met with another open door, so – planning aside – I’m just taking it a day at a time and trusting that everything will turn out the way it’s meant to.
So what’s going to be in this book, you may be wondering? Dinner Party Tonight will be full of simple, and delicious recipes that can be shared around the table with family and friends. Like, on a random Tuesday night or fun weekend when you feel like brunch. Oh! and wine, wine wine!!! Come on! You didn’t’ really think that I wasn’t going to add that part to it did you? I really want this to be an every-day go-to book. One where the pages get smudged and oil-splattered. Something that will be enjoyable and what you look forward to opening to find that go to recipe.
The recipes will use fresh, seasonal ingredients that are easy to find in most grocery stores. The ingredient lists won’t be too intimidating, and ideally – for most of the recipes, they can be prepped in about half an hour. Many of the recipes in the book will be favorites from the blog, and the other half will be brand new. Don’t worry! While I do this, I’ll still do my best to give all of my readers those random restaurants I happen to drop by, wine tips and that outfit I’m wearing.
Come back t o m o r r o w – I’m sharing a new recipe for French Toast and will let you know how you can be a part of Dinner Party Tonight!