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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 49 years.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

WHERE'S THAT RECIPE? A 2015 PROJECT

One of my project that I have decided to tackle this year is ORGANIZING MY RECIPES.

If you're like me, you probably have  lots of cookbooks and also have gotten some tasty recipes from friends, magazine and other sources that you either copied and put in a drawer hoping to type it neatly in your recipe files.

I did that for a while and then my recipe box got too full. I started putting my clippings and copies in a little plastic bag but soon I needed another bag and then another.

My daughter Christine copies all her recipes on the computer.  I started doing that but gave up. I'm a bit slow at typing when I copy because I don't rest my fingers on the appropriate keys and I got busy with more pressing projects and that project went poof...

I have some favorite recipes clippings and when the urge hits, I go into a frenzy looking for them. I'm always in a bit of a rush and if I can't find it in a few minutes, I go online or prepare something  that is quick....



I took the recipes out of the bags and organized them into categories and spread them on a unmade king size bed in the spare bedroom. Organizing my recipes took priority over making the spare bed.





There were lots of categories and I started to make little piles and I soon ran out of room on the bed  and I used every spare space available.




I'm lucky to have a small kitchen table to work from in the next room.  This is really my hooking room now.  You can see the little pile of wool worms in the left upper corner...



 I got some plastic sleeves and a binder and some computer paper, some matt Scotch tape and I went to work.  It's a slow process just keeping them organized for a start so here is what it looked like.





 I started with Soup  and Chowder recipes because it was so cold that day. I felt chilled to the bones.
I'm on the second binder already and I'm not finished.



I saw a picture of a Lemon pie in my recipes and I remembered that I had pie crusts in the freezer so I took  one out to thaw and in no time I had a lemon pie. No need for a recipe for this though but  I have some  awesome scratch recipes for lemon pies... Remember, I'm always in a friggin rush.




I also found my daughter Jackie's recipe for her Stupendous Chilli and I used what I had available to make a tasty pot of Chilli for supper so when I came home from the barn in the evening, it was ready and delicious.

It's still cold  and we had 3 snow storm in 7 days and I'm having quiche for supper this evening. The pie crust is thawing on the counter as I type. The sun is shining and I'm happy until I have to go back to the cold.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. They really warms the heart. Have a great day and stay warm and happy. Spring is really not that far away.

JB