Picture from www.corrystuart.com/natspeaking.html
MOMS Club - an organization for stay-at-home-moms - has a monthly recipe club where we pick a theme, make a recipe and bring the food and the recipe to share. We sit around, chat and eat good food. Yum! I have since quit MOMS Club, but I miss the recipe club. It's not quite the same, but I thought - why not an online recipe club?
I must admit I haven't quite thought this through, but I would like to have a monthly blogging event that involves trying new recipes and then sharing our favorites. The basic idea would be to pick a theme, try new recipes throughout the month that fit that theme and then share our favorites at the end of the month. It could be just one recipe or it could be several, that's up to you.
As with the Virtual Cookie Swap, I will not limit this to bloggers only. If you don't have a blog, simply email me your recipe and photo (if possible) and I will post for you.
To get us started, I'll pick the first theme. I'd like to address breakfast and healthier eating, so I'd like to make the first theme whole grain quick breads and muffins. (It does not have to be organic - I just liked the graphic above.) It would also be nice to get in some other healthful ingredients such as nuts, fruits (such as banana) and vegetables (such as zucchini and carrot). I have a hard time getting in a good breakfast in the mornings. I'm simply not hungry at 5:30 a.m. and there is little time to do any preparations. I'd like to have an arsenal of bread or muffin recipes so that I can have breakfast on-the-go, but a healthful one. I know that many of us try to eat healthier after the holidays, so I hope this theme appeals to others out there as well.
If you have any suggestions for future themes or other ideas on how this could be structured, let me know. In the meantime, get cooking and have fun experimenting or share a tried and true. Let's say that the cut-off for this event is January 27th. I hope you all will join me!
Please see this post for more details.