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Sunday, June 05, 2011

I gave up reading the SPARK book. I have had problems reading since I was in school and I just could not comprehend what they were saying.

I am still working on our family cookbook and I have come to realize that it will be an on-going project. There are two more weeks of school and then I am going to be on summer break. I have been testing and collecting recipes for about 7 years. I went to a nutritionist who helped me understand how important it is to read labels and I deleted all the recipes that were over 500 calories and 45 carbs.

I read a cookbook at Barnes and Noble that suggested no more than 300 calories for breakfast, 400 calories for lunch, and 500 calories for dinner with two 150 calorie snacks. I am looking also looking into dense foods.

So with all this in mind - I am in the middle of a trial period with Living Cookbook 2011. I am going to be buying it when I come back from my annual trip to Akron. I have been entering recipes, making sure all the ingredients are linked, and analyzing nutritional value. When I get back from Akron I will make sure that my household inventory is up to date and then after menu planning is finished I can set up the shopping lists.

I am so excited. I can finally see that some form of our family cookbook will be ready to print by the end of the month. Once I have the menus, shopping lists, and recipes I will be ready to go for at least 7 weeks - for the entire summer.
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