I consider Wednesdays ME time for me. After the women’s BS in the morning, I would normally roam around the area for some personal time. As usual, it would be Marshalls and the library that I visit.
And I found something new about myself: I could spend 1 hour at Marshalls pondering if I should buy two running tops for the price of US$25. My goodness! I know it was a good deal as the materials were suitable for cold weather but there I was, walking around and thinking hard the whole time if I should depart from that amount of money!
I suspect part of the reason is because I am no longer earning bucks for the family and thus have to watch how and what I spend on. Not that it is a bad thing to be watchful of my expenditure. In fact, I used to be poor in handling finances and I was glad, in a way, that I managed to practise self-control. But definitely, I don’t want to go to the other extreme of becoming like a scrooge. In any case, I was happy that I managed to keep to the budget allocated for our meals. Hooray!
And of course, I was happier in the library with all the cookbooks surrounding me. Happy because I have saved quite a lot by not purchasing the books but chose to borrow them. So here goes, the list of books loaned:
– The Food & cooking of Cambodia
– Izakaya: The Japanese Pub Cookbook
– Chocolate & Zucchini: Daily adventures in a Parisian Kitchen
– Baking: 350 recipes and techniques, 1500 photographs, one baking education
– The world in bite size
I borrowed Momofuku because I so enjoyed the reading of the experiences of a blogger who attempted every recipe in this cookbook and for Chocolate & Zucchini? Because I first got to know about the author through her blog and hopefully I could learn some French cuisine through her book!
So, when I asked the hubs what cuisine he’s craving according to the books that I have borrowed, he stated Cambodian though I prefer Ramen. In any case, my friends, I would be attempting Cambodian cuisine (& Ramen) real soon!