Oh my, I had totally forgotten that I actually made and distributed copies of my college cookbook. The one I have is in shambles and I guess over the years, in my mind, it became the prototype that never saw completion.
When I expressed my interest in writing my own cookbook, my dad bought me the computer software (on floppy disc) and I remember sitting for hours when my daughter was asleep for the night, typing and cataloging recipes. I suppose I should have been studying! Back then, in the dark age of the computer, I had a Zenith “IBM Compatible” system and a dot matrix printer. Nothing was in color, unless you consider the lovely amber or green font color on the screen. The software had a few “clip art” selections for the different sections of the book but they were BAD. Do you remember dot matrix and the old-time computers? They really had no graphics capabilities so the images that you got were all very pixellated and looked more like something from a child’s coloring book. How far we have come…amazing.
Thank you so much to Traci and my Mom for reminding me that I actually did finish that project, at least phase one. Now, more than 25 years later, it’s time for phase two!
Have a wonderful Friday and an even better weekend everyone!