2011 is nearly in the books. I have found some pictures that take me through the year, and ends with me ready to write MY book….2012 will be My year to get MY book done!
August was quiet, finally!
November brought on the final big catering event….LOT’S of appetizers..
Which brings us to the coming year. I do not want to make any resolutions. Something about it seems “hokey” or silly. It doesn’t seem like anyone ever has a successful resolution to share three months from now anyway, unless they happen to be a paid spokesperson from some weight loss company. I do have a plan. The next 3-4 months for me are very quiet when it comes to cooking and catering, which a good time to focus on things I don’t have time for the rest of the year. Since my husband has been getting me more and more pieces to my weight set, I am making a plan to use it! I can’t wait to get the garage back in order (since he “unpacked” from elk camp, the garage is a bit un-useable) and get my weight lifting area set up and get my “sweat” on!
My other big idea that I will begin this week will be the writing of my cook book. I have a book in me, its time to not procrastinate on it anymore. My grandma has been asking me to write a book for years, and now she also asks that I do it before she dies……no pressure!
Every single seminar or event I catered this past season the guests asked if I had a cook book they could buy. I want this cook book to be personal, not just a collection of recipes, but a story, and inspiration. I gained 110 pounds in my 20’s and kept it on for nearly 10 years. Then, things in my head changed and I found out who I was, and I began the work needed to lose it. In that time I also became a head chef at Percussionaire Corporation here in North Idaho, manager of their museum cafe and special events caterer for the Museum as well as their personal events.
So, I would love to hear ANY ideas you may have on a cookbook, from a self made chef, who has been there 278lbs. and done that165lbs, yet is deeply enmeshed in food–good food, rich food, NOT DIET food and KEPT it off…..
I’ll take all ideas!