Bubbly Baked Road Trip Dream
I have to say right off, going in, that I really wanted to like Clifford A Wright’s Bake Until Bubbly– The Ultimate Casserole Cookbook. But Wright in several ways made that very hard for me to do. The first time in the early pages he decried using canned cream of whatever soups in favor of freshly prepared bechmael sauces. All of what I would call the easy steps in casserole-preparation have been replaced with extremely labor-intensive recipes which seem as though designed to show just how much hard work is normally replaced by the use of canned soup in casseroles that by the end of the 450 page plus new 2008 release I was mainly seized by an imperative urge to hurl the bloody book across the room. This one is Not Recommended.
Phil and Carols Wright’s Live Your Road Trip Dream purported to provide practical advice on how to "Travel for a year for the cost of staying home". This premise relied on being able to lease one’s fully owned primary residence for a rate higher than one would spend traveling frugally via RV and motels. While the cover verbiage went to some pains to state that the advice given would be practical for any type of extended travel, in any country I found the Oregon couple’s guide very much geared toward their style of traveling largely in rural and exurban areas and only occasionally venturing into the heady ("loud and confusing") big cities of the United States. A pleasant enough book, but hardly the ultimate guide for travelling for a full year. Not Recommended.