A few weeks ago I was overflowing with ideas for Weekend Cooking posts. This week though, I didn't have anything specific planned. I have numerous books that will qualify as Weekend Cooking posts in future but you need to read them to post about them, so I am a few weeks away from then.
As I was contemplating what I would post about this week, I noticed something momentous. This week's post will be my 100th Weekend Cooking post - or the 100th time I have used the Weekend Cooking post label at least!
My first Weekend Cooking post was in August 2010 (which means I haven't missed too many weekends since I started). That first post was a recipe for Anzac biscuits. Since then I have shared quotes, recipes, book reviews, movie reviews, stories about my son's adventures in cooking, foodie experiences, songs and so much more.
Now as I read books I find myself wondering if the few paragraphs I have read about food might be a potential post. As I read through book recommendations if there is the slightest suggestion that it might be slightly applicable it gets added to my TBR list so that I can post about it. Another thing that has changed for me as a result of participating is that I now take lots of photos of my food when I go out, just in case I decide that it might be something that I post about. My friends are used to it now, but it took them a while!
Weekend Cooking is one of my favourite categories to revisit on my own blog and on other peoples. I can't tell you how many times I have read through my previous posts and enjoyed them all over again! I also thoroughly enjoy visiting other people's weekend cooking posts and have learnt lots by doing so. There are all these ingredients that I have either never heard of but start to notice after reading posts about them (like quinoa) or those ingredients that I have still never seen in our shops, as well as those pesky ingredients (not to mention measurements) that have different names here in Australia than they do in other countries around the world!
So in honour of my 100th Weekend Cooking post, I really want to say thanks to everyone who reads and comments, who write up their own posts each weekend and provide us all with entertainment and inspiration!
I especially want to thank the ever fabulous Ms Bethfishreads, illustrious host of Weekend Cooking! Thank you for your gracious hosting, for providing a home for all these fabulous posts and for being an all round fabulous person!
And now, I can start thinking about what I might post about for post number 101!