Husband: You look really tired. Do you want to order pizza or have some Chinese take-out?
Wife: Oh.. no. today I’ve to make that Aloo baingan for Cook with me: Potato event. It’s already past due, but sweet Jane agreed to accept my entry.
Saturday Night around 8:00PM, husband and wife coming back from shopping.
Husband: Its dinner time already, why don’t we stop by Olive Garden or Chili’s and have dinner?
Wife: Oh.. no.. I have soaked rajma to make these double decker parathas from Tarla dalal’s website for Show your Roti event. It’s due tonight, so we better hurry, I still have to take pics, upload and do my post.
These are typical conversations we have at home. It has been more than 6 months that we went to a restaurant or even had take-out which is the direct result of food blogging and submitting entries to events and I love it. In this present economy we are saving those 50-100$ that were otherwise spent eating out. And to top it off, with half the money saved we have been enjoying different foods from all over the world. It’s awesome. (also to be honest, a girl needs those extra bucks for shoes and bags—don’t you agree??)
Cook’s Hideout turns THREE today and it has been a great journey so far. I’ve tried and tasted new recipes from fellow bloggers, cooked & baked from cook books and shared some of my own recipes. I’ve made a number of blogger buddies and miss them when they don’t post for more than a week.
I almost forgot to mention the three very interesting events that I’ll be hosting this year.June: Cooking For Kids
August: Jihva for Ingredients and
September: A Worldly Epicurean’s Delight.
I’m very excited about what is in store for my blog in the coming year. Wish me luck with everything guys.