I have an organizing post for you today. In addition to crafting, I love to cook and to try new recipes. I have been collecting recipes since I was a kid. I used to go through my mom's magazines, and in the food product ads they would tell you that you could send a "self addressed stamped envelope" to the company and they would send you recipes! I did that constantly! (Remember, this was
WAY WAY WAY BEFORE the internet!) I collected all kinds of stuff. I was also pretty fortunate that my dad worked at the post office so he could mail them off for me and get the stamps I needed!
The above picture is one half of our office space in our house, and this side is dedicated to my recipe collection. I have graduated from snail mail to collecting books, internet printouts, and for a while I did a lot of swaps.
This is what is inside those cupboards and file drawers...
I have a huge collection of recipes. And, I really do try to do new recipes all of the time. One year I kept a tally, and I tried over 300 new things that year!
Everything from casseroles to seasoning mixes. Our diet changes along with our health situation, and eating healthier is a priority right now. So, once again, I am collecting a lot of new recipes and I need a system so that I can find them again. This was one of my 2019 goals. I did it!
I am combining my love of planning with my love of collecting recipes.
I keep a Bullet Journal (Bujo) for a variety of lists in my craft room. I decided that the bujo technique may just be the answer to how to find my recipes that I have tried and loved.
It's simple, I divided the page into the recipe name and where it is located. I just went through all of my stuff and wrote everything down. I left several pages blank in each category so that I could add more recipes as I try them. It was a long process, but it is well worth it. Now I know where that darn recipe is located and it makes meal planning so much easier.
Speaking of meal planning... I made a book with my Happy Planner meal planning sheets and this is what I use to figure out the grocery lists, and the weeks meals. I do a little meal prepping on my days off so that my work days are easier to deal with. I list it all out and if I need to find recipes then I can go to the index, pull the recipe and be totally ready to go. I have some sticky notes with my meal planner, and I usually use stickers to make it look pretty, but I didn't this week for some silly reason.
That's what I have for you today, a little organizing tip that is also fun to do..especially fun when it is done and you reap the rewards of your hard work!
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