A Dinner Diary

Now seems as good a time as any to tell you I’m keeping a dinner diary.  Not like a “Dear Diary, I had pizza for dinner.” thing, but a write-down-what-I-cooked-for-dinner thing.

You see, a few months ago, we were partaking it our favorite Saturday morning ritual of eating breakfast while watching The Kitchen on Food Network when guest Jenny Rosenstrach mentioned she’s kept a dinner diary since 1998.  Mostly, I think she used it as a planning tool, but as someone who loves listing things, the idea struck such a chord.

So a few days later, I went to Target, perused their entire collection of notebooks, planners, journals and finally landed on a simple black one with lined pages and “Notes” written across the front.  “Understated but timeless,” I hoped.  I was having visions of children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren thumbing through this little black notebook, imagining just what “Ginger Cashew Chicken Curry” tasted like when I made it way back in 2017.  Or maybe even of myself looking back through it, watching the evolution of weeknight dinners, holiday meals and cooking frequency throughout the years.

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The weird thing is, I’m a perfectionist through and through — I’ll seriously re-write my grocery list if I spell fettuccine wrong — but for some reason, imagining that diary looking all splattered in spaghetti sauce, pages rumpled, like only really well-loved things look makes me so happy.

I’ve been writing in it since mid-January and I kinda love it?  Yep, I’m a list-maker through and through ♥

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Are you a list-maker?

Do you keep a diary/journal of any kind?

Also, what are you doing this weekend??  We have snow in the forecast and a bike bar outing booked.  Should be very very interesting!

4 thoughts on “A Dinner Diary

  1. I’m so glad you didn’t write “Dinner Dairy” on that first page. You would have had to buy a whole new book.

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