Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Last Weekend Cookbook Challenge - With Love

I admit that I haven't contributed to EVERY Weekend Cookbook Challenge, that wonderful monthly event conceived of by Sara of I Like to Cook way back in 2005 - Holy Cow!!! And now I'm really sad that this roundup will be the last. Nothing is forever, but...I will truly miss these.

The very first WCC challenge was to choose a recipe from your oldest cookbook. I made an Italian Braciuolini served over pasta (surprise, surprise!). It was from the original Doubleday Cookbook and so I thought I'd marry the Love theme of this month with the Oldest theme of the first and share my most romantic dinner for two dish from the also no longer in print - except in second hand stores or on eBay if you're lucky (whew that was a mouthful) Time Life Series - Foods of the World Series - Cooking of Spain & Portugal

You know the expression "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach"? Well this is the dish they were talking about. And it takes so little time to prepare that you'll even have time to dress up and set a romantic table.

I think this is a fitting tribute to WCC's last meal. So with love, thanks Sara (and all the guest hosts over time) for the love fest. What will I swoon over now?


Sara said...

oh my, that does look amazing! thank you ruth for sharing this dish for the last wcc, and thanks for all the dishes you shared with me over the last 3 years.

Joanne said...

Or maybe, more poignantly, the way to a man's heart is through a good piece of steak? Any man (or woman for that matter) I know would love this meal!

Bellini Valli said...

This dish is a very fitting tribute to the Weekend Cookbook Challenge Ruth.

Kitchen Bliss! said...

Hi there Ruth! I also am sorry I didn't participate in more Weekend Cookbook Challenge events and am sad to see it go. Just wanted to stop by and let you know that in an attempt to keep Sara's awesome WCC idea alive, I have created the Dusty Cookbook Challenge in hopes to continue trying out new recipes from our old cookbooks! Hope to see you at the DCC sometime in the future! Dusty Cookbook Challenge

Ruth Daniels said...

I certainly am sad to see it go and Kitchen Bliss, I hope to see you at Dusty Cookbook Challenge too.