I've made some progress since the last entry! I have gathered about 54 recipes for my book and most are original. Now, original can also mean that one ingredient has been omitted or left out. They are all favorites and have stood the test of time. I'm sure there will be more but at least it's a start!
The next step will be to put them in categories, not so much meat, dessert, salad, etc, but into areas of inspiration. Who or what inspired me to develop or experiment with these tasty recipes. Some have been actual meals at certain restaurant or celebrations. I'd come home and try to duplicate them with a great degree of success. To me it's very easy to "pick apart" a dish and figure out the actual ingredients. Sometimes, even a bad meal would inspire me to make it much better.
Hopefully I won't bore the reader but with pictures of the dish or place of origin, I believe it will be a noteworthy compilation. The "meat" of the book will be the stories behind each creation. Tonight we had the fritatta along with a Sausage/pinenut orzo. Delicious!!