Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Calling All Cooks!
I am not very good at organizing anything. I procrastinate all chores that deal with organization. Now that we are moving I am starting to think that a bit of organization would be a good thing. Several weeks ago, my mom asked me for a recipe. I made it at Christmas. I remember writing the recipe down on an envelope or maybe it was a note card or perhaps a scrap piece of paper. I can't really recall. I have searched high and low for this recipe the last few weeks. I KNOW I have it. I just can't find it. I use the recipe book in the above picture as my go to book. My Dad made this book for me several years ago. I had the best intentions of using it correctly. I just haven't gotten around to it yet. I place all of my favorite recipes collected from friends and family in this book. See all the loose leaf papers. Those are my treasures.
The funny thing about my lack of organization in the recipe department is that for the most part I KNOW where most everything is. If I want to make Cheri's Garlic Knots or Pan Bread, those recipes are located in the front stack of papers. If I want to make Concetta's Baby Cheesecakes, they are in the front pocket. The problem comes when I am making something that I don't make very often. I have trouble finding the recipe...like Peanut Clusters in the Crockpot that my mom requested over two weeks ago!
My question to you: How do you organize your recipes? What about your magazines that contain recipes? What do you do with those recipes that you use most often? Am I the only one out there that has a problem in this area??? Do I need professional help? I can see me now..."Hi, my name is Julie. I have a problem with recipes."
grace and peace,