I know, it's been ages since I've posted anything here, but lately most of my time seems to be spent writing novels and publishing books. That said, I've finally made some decisions regarding my next cookbook project.
My original plan was to do an updated version of Anna's Kitchen, with a new title, additional historic recipes, updates on how to prepare those dishes containing ingredients that are now hard to find, and updated measurements, since food manufacturers no longer produce items in "Number Two" sized cans. However, the more I thought about it, the less appealing the project was. I've already done a historic cookbook, and I really wasn't that enthusiastic about reinventing the wheel. I want to do something different. Finally, it hit me.
My next cookbook will be something to the effect of, Novel Cuisine: Classic Recipes for Busy Writers. I'll admit it. There are times when I get so darn busy working on a manuscript that I lose all track of time until I start feeling hunger pangs. Then I'll look at the clock, and discover it's late. Much later than I thought, and it's well past dinnertime. At that point it's all too easy throw a frozen meal in the microwave, or have pizza delivered, or jump into the car and go through the nearest fast-food drive-thru. None of those choices, however, make for healthy eating. What I have in mind is a collection of easy recipes, that would take about 30 minutes to prepare, and taste delicious. I also want to include some crock-pot recipes, as I've come to realize that a crock-pot can be a busy writer's best friend.
I'll probably include many of the recipes I've posted here, including many of my mother's recipes, along with many of the updated recipes from Anna's Kitchen. I'll also include more so-called "modern" recipes, including all of the ones included in the back of my Marina Martindale novels.
Stay tuned. Something is definitely happening in my kitchen.