I copied all my favorite recipes into the one book and sorted the rest...I had a trash pile, a save pile (recipes I hardly ever use but want to keep) and a pile for my 13 year old daughter to look through, who is starting to put together her own recipe box.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
A Cute Little Recipe Book
About 5 years ago I decided to organize my favorite and most used recipes into one little book.
I got a good start on the project and then I moved, remodeled, had a baby...yada, yada, yada... and never did complete it.
Every time I go to find a recipe I have to search...is it in the new book? or the old book? or photo-copied? or in a cookbook? It makes me crazy, completely crazy. So today, I took control!
I used the other tools for this...
At about 2pm I started thinking it would probably be smarter to type and print all my recipes so I could print copies when I get asked for a recipe...but I was too far into it and I do love this little book, so for now, they are all hand written.
D says you can be mighty tired and discouraged by evening if you have done nothing but the same old thing all day long: clean up messes, moved dirt from one place to another, change and wash diapers, do the same dishes you washed yesterday.
On the other hand, if you spend the day making your house a lovely home and caring for precious little children, at nightfall you feel as though you've had a touch of heaven in your home, and you have a sense of joy and accomplishment. Each of us is richly blessed to be engaged in this greatest of all careers.
Did you know that some people still wash diapers?
My sister Tricia cloth diapers (by choice) and loves it.
I'm partial to the disposable myself.
Speaking of my sister, (have I mentioned I have 4?) she's coming from Texas for a visit...tonight! Can't wait! I haven't seen her in over a year and a half.
We have lots of fun things planned so I'll be following in my friend Cheri's footsteps for the next week or so with my projects...check out her blog!