cull some more.
My mother collected recipe books - and never used most of them. I took a great pile of them to the local charity shop some years ago but there are more there. I didn't even bother to look at them at the time - because I didn't have time.
They have just been sitting there. They gather dust.
I am not that sort of cook. I know what I plan to cook for today's main meal...and tomorrow's main meal. I do plan ahead so that I don't need to go shopping everyday. I buy, as far as I can, according to the season.
The Senior Cat is not difficult to feed. He's a very accommodating individual. I can try new things and he will happily try them too. He will tell me, with a smile, "You can do that again."
But the notion of getting out a recipe book and trying to follow a recipe with fancy, one off ingredients is not something I do. I suppose I am what you would call "a plain cook". I rarely bake. The Senior Cat no longer uses the amount of energy that requires stoking with cake and biscuits at morning or afternoon tea.
So, I will go through the recipe books and cull some more and take them around to the charity shop. People seem to buy them. I wonder if they will use them.
There is a problem though. In a little over two weeks I am planning a rare occasion. There will be afternoon tea here. I need to make something. It needs to be slightly special and I need to cater for everyone likely to come.
There are recipe books there that deal with such events. My dilemma is - do I prowl through them or do I go for something I know I can make?
What would you like for afternoon tea? Suggestions please!