Read On! Cooking

I don’t cook. It’s not that I can’t cook, I just don’t. A busy life, kids who could survive on chicken nuggets and spaghetti, plus a lack of knowledge/experience/confidence serve as my no-cooking trifecta. One of my goals for 2019 is to cook and eat at home more, so I’d like to change that.

The cool thing is that the library has quite a few of the solutions to my no-cooking trifecta. With more than 150 cookbooks in the building and even more downloadable from Overdrive, there is no wanting for inspiration or instruction. We even have a book in our Youth Services Department called “How to cook in 10 easy lessons!”

We have cookbooks for just about every style of cooking or diet you might want to explore. We also have equipment-specific cookbooks for your Instant Pot, your slow cooker, and your outdoor grill in our collection. And if you want famous people’s cookbooks, we’ve got your famous cooks, too!

After spending a lot of time in our cookbook aisle, I finally selected three to try. I’m trying to hit my doctor’s recommended number of carbs (which I don’t mind telling you is not enough), so I chose books that include nutritional information with each recipe. They are “Turn up the Flavor: 200 delicious recipes that pack a punch,” “The New Atkins For a New You,” and “The 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook.” Not surprisingly, these books are from the good folks at Weight Watchers, Atkins, and the American Diabetes Association respectively. They all promise good recipes in a short amount of time.

If I’m lucky, the Locust Grove Public Library will have another Instant Pot cooking class that I can attend. Until then, I’ll download an Instant Pot cookbook from Overdrive. I’m hopeful it will boost my confidence and save even more time.

I’ll let you know how my cooking adventures go.


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