I don’t know about you but I get tired of cooking and eating the same old, same old week after week. As much as I enjoy dining out, it isn’t always the best choice for my budget. I decided to get creative and check out a cookbook at the MCPL Liberty Branch this week and plan at least three different meals to make for next week. My main problem will be choosing a cookbook to check out. Did you know there are over 2,000 titles at the Liberty branch alone?
Part II Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Lunch Gone?
Guess what I had for dinner last night? Crow, that's right, crow.
Upon arrival home after a long hard day of work, there to greet me was my precious blue insulated lunch bag. I learned a few things; it was my mind that was MIA not my lunch, my little lunch was not as safe in my bag because apparently it's not that insulated, my co-worker trusts me with her fast fancy car, I work with some very compassionate people that offered me everything from cardboard punch out food to frozen Lean Cuisine, and last not but least, I can stand to miss a few meals.
…the barbeque, that is! You may have your own tried and true [maybe even secret] recipe for barbeque. But, maybe you’re striving for p-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n and in constant search of that one ingredient, technique, or flavoring that will get you noticed by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. If so, here’s a sampling of recent titles added to the MCPL catalog you might wish to place a hold on:
Come join us for a fabulous trio of cooking classes that will take you around the culinary world. First up is Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme: Cooking with Fresh Herbs on Monday, July 26 at 7pm. Learn about fresh herbs and how to grow them and cook with them. There will be several easy recipes to take home and play with.
One of the first Dewey decimal location numbers I learned when I started at the library was 641 – cookbooks. Cookbooks have been consistently popular during my first 4 years at the library and several different titles have caught my eye recently. Whether you are looking for your favorite TV chef’s latest offering, or for something new to offer at your family’s dinner table this week, we probably have a cookbook for you.
I love cooking and baking, and am always looking for new cookbooks and recipes. Anytime I bring a cookbook back to the library I'm asked, "Did you find a new recipe?," "Try anything new?", "Need us to taste test anything?" Food days are greatly enjoyed here at the Smithville Branch, as well as exchanging recipes. Here are a few staff favorites, and maybe a personal favorite or two.
One of the unpredicted by-products of the internet has been internet memes. The "RickRoll", LOLcats and their quests for cheeseburgers, "Chocolate Rain", and Diet Coke/Mentos fountains are examples of a phenomena that have catapulted to widespread fame on the Internet via email and social media sites. One of the stranger memes to develop is an
MCPL has a wonderfully, diverse selection of cookbooks, ranging from simple, economical, nutritious meals to wildly indulgent (maybe even decadent) desserts. But did you know that one can find recipes in some works of fiction?