We all love new things. Some love new clothes, some love new accessories, others are excited by new things for their house... okay, I tick all those boxes.
Another thing I'm addicted to is new cookbooks.
When I get a new cookbook my meal plans for the next couple of weeks have a definite theme to them. A new French book means lots of desserts and pastries, a new Italian book equals lots of experimenting with different types of pasta.
This time, it's eight new books at once. Yes, eight (mini-cookbooks). Which has meant lots of variety at least. What's been cooking at my place this week?
Merguez Lamb Rissoles with Couscous...
Nectarine Tart (no nectarines around, so mine's a Plum Tart!) with Orange Syrup...
(LOVE! - I'll be posting this recipe later today.)
Hotcakes with Cinnamon Butter...
(A good example of my love-hate relationship with Donna Hay. Some of my best recipes are hers, and most of my huge failures are hers too. The above tart was hers, and absolutely beautiful. These hotcakes looked so promising but were awful!)
Pasta with Roasted Vegetables...
(A yummy, quick and nutritional meal for the family.)
From eight mini-cookbooks, I had three clear favourites, as many of the others were a little ambitious for a family's standard meals. But they're a great, cheap way to find out if you love or loathe a certain style of cooking or a celebrity chef.
Where can you get these books? The Mini Cookbook Collection is released by Sydney's Daily Telegraph, every second day for the month of May, for $2 each. Enjoy!
[Disclaimer - eight of these mini-cookbooks were sent to me for review, and I am being paid by Kidspot to write this post. However, my views are not bought - everything I have written is my own opinion.]
Check out some other great Food Month recipes from other bloggers...
My Little Drummer Boys: Coffee and Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding
Toushka Lee: Nachos and White Chocolate Cheesecake
Seven Cherubs: Roast Chicken with Pancetta and Sage and White Chocolate Cheesecake
Beautiful You: Berry Crumble