While my enthusiasm about my project has been ever-increasing, my progress unfortunately has not been so quick-paced. However, this weekend I am going to outline 20 recipes: 5 per season with each season having a breakfast item, an appetizer, a salad, an entree, and a dessert (all of which will have cooking instructions for synthetic and real animal products). I am also going to start writing the introduction for my cookbook, explaining the logic behind its format and the types of meals presented.
All of the recopies have to be finished by Mother's Day weekend when I'm going to surprise my family with my presence, and then try out the recipes! What better Mother's Day gift than a weekend of no cooking? Don't worry; I got her an actual gift (I got her two autographed books by her favorite authors at the LA Times Book Fair). I am such a good daughter. Hopefully I will be a similarly good cook.