December 12, 2009

My Library Trip

It's been a really long time since I've been to the library. I had forgotten how much I love it. It's like getting presents, except you have to return them in three weeks. I could have spent hours and hours looking at books, but I had left the kids home with Ben so I had to come back eventually. These are the books I got today.

Feed Your Family for $12.00 a Day by Rhonda Barfield - I skimmed through it briefly and in the first part of the book it looked like it had a bunch of shopping tips. I might already know most of these but I figure if I learn just one new thing then it's ok! The back of the book has recipes.

All-New Hints from Heloise A Household Guide for the 90's by Heloise - When I was little I used to read the Hints by Heloise section in the newspaper all the time. I loved it and was so excited when I saw this book at the library. In fact, the people on the computers behind me might have heard me say "Oh, sweet!".

Favorite Brand Name Slow Cooker Recipes - I LOVE my crock pot and am always looking for new things to do in it. I've got a few books already but I figured looking through a new one won't hurt. Having a crock pot with three small children is a life (and dinner) saver.

150 Things to Make with Roast Chicken by Tony Rosenfeld - I have been thinking more and more about transitioning to buying almost exclusively whole chickens since they are cheaper that way and most of the time I use shredded chicken. So why pay more for a package of breasts when I will get the same result with a whole chicken? I will just use chicken breasts for special things where I want whole pieces. The first part of the book was brines and how to roast the chicken. I had a conversation with the very nice librarian about how she had roasted her first chicken the other day and that it was amazing and that I had to try it. So I will have to try something from this book and report back to her.

I'm so excited about what I found! I think the best part about getting books from the library is that you can read the books, gather your favorite parts, and then take them back so that you don't have to find space for them. At least that's nice for me.

Maybe I will do some sort of review for the books once I am done with them.


Farm Girl said...

Oh, how wonderful is that you went to the library!!! I always feel the same way about it a place full to the brim with presents, that I get to take home. I used to do that, just run to the library and leave the kids with Ron, it makes me so happy you did it too. It all sounds so good Megan, :)

NetRaptor said...

I just watched the Good Eats episode about how to roast a chicken under the broiler. It made me want to try roast chicken so badly!

Lately I've discovered that even though R. doesn't care for spaghetti, I can kind of get him to eat it if I use fettuccine noodles and cook some chicken in the skillet to put on top, like Olive Garden does with their chicken scampi. Plus it's fun to make. :-)

Meg said...

I love spaghetti with a passion. Maybe because it's so easy to make. Or maybe because the main part is pasta and I love pasta. Chicken is a good way to add some extra protein. That sounds yummy.

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