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How to Host a Cookbook Swap Celebration

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Confess it: You’re stuck in a rut. Last night was Taco Tuesday, tonight is meatloaf, and Thursday’s gon na be baked chicken. Once again.

We’ve all been there. Even my 8-year-old is getting tired of my menu. Simply the other day, he was all, “Spaghetti and meatballs again? We have that like weekly.” (To which I very kindly and maturely responded, “Then begin liking something other than spaghetti, hot canines and pizza and I’ll change it up a bit, mmmmkay?”)

It’s not that you don’t have plenty of cookbooks; you have a ridiculous stash of them, in fact. It’s just that you’ve been through them a hundred times and you have actually currently bookmarked the three recipes you like and the rest are simply meh Or they have active ingredients you don’t normally have on hand. Or they are recipes an 8-year-old will not eat.

The solution: Host a cookbook swap celebration.

A cookbook swap party is the crossway at which a routine book club and an irritating workplace present exchange collide in the most lovely way. You don’t have to really read anything AND you go house with something that works.

The guideline

Here are the official Cookbook Swap Celebration Rules, which I am making up as I write this:

1. Invite two– or ideally more– individuals You require a minimum of three people for this to work, but the more you invite, the much better choice you’ll end up with.

2. Each person can bring as numerous cookbooks as they like. However lots of you bring, that’s the number of you get to take.

3. Do not bring all your little junkers. Those little seasonal “books” (they’re truly more like publications) that you discover in the supermarket checkout line do not count. Okay, you can go ahead and bring them in case anyone specifically wants a variety of Halloween dessert concepts, however they don’t count towards your book total. Bring nice books.

4. Bookmark your preferred dishes. It’s the polite thing to do for the book’s next owner and it’ll assist you remember to make your own copy prior to you re-home it.

5. Serve treats and drinks. Cuz it’s a party.

At the end of your cookbook swap celebration, you’ll have had an evening of fun and you’ll be equipped with some new supper concepts.


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