Organising my Recipes

When we moved I opened a cupboard to find it full of cooking magazines. Yes, I was once addicted to buying every cooking magazine each month. I decided, and my husband strongly suggested, that we weren't going to move all of these magazines. So for the last few weeks of my pregnancy and the first few weeks of Paddy's life I went through every magazine and came up with a basket full of torn out pages.



This basket has sat on my shelf for 4 months now. One of my ODI's was to organise them.


So I unloaded a pile of manilla folders and sorted all those recipes into category folders. Now when I want to cook something sweet I can go to the dessert or cake or biscuit or confectionery folders and find something to cook.



Whoever eats the food gives it a rating - "Do we really love it?" "Would we eat it again?" If the answer is "No" we turf the ripped out magazine page. If the answer is "Yes" it makes it to the Good Recipe Box which is slowly filling up with recipes we love.

Slowly but surely I will get through all of these recipes - the idea is kind of exciting. My husband always says that he never gets to eat the same thing twice. I think that's going to be the case for a lot longer.

How do you organise your recipes?

4 comments:

LJ said...

great idea...but what happens when you have two different recipes from two different catagories on back to back pages.

Maxabella said...

This is a really good idea. I also clip (or print out these days!) but I put mine into a lever arch folder with dividers for sweet / savoury / favourites. They are mostly alphabetical... mostly. I like the idea of 'rating' the recipes, though! x

PS - I popped over here from LJ's blog roll and there she is above me. She's a lovely blogger, isn't she? I'm happy to have found your site as well. That's a mighty busy 'to do' list you have there on your sidebar. I'll enjoy watching you complete it!!!

Maree Rose said...

Oh no LJ - didn't think of that one. That page might have to be re-filed in the new category. I forgot about the other side of the pages!

Maxabella - thanks for popping over. I thought about the lever arch idea but I collect sooo many recipes I fear they wouldn't all fit. It's definitely a problem that I have.
My 'to do' list is definitely a work in progress....

Amy said...

Such a great idea! I too am planning to dominate my HUGE stack of recipes in the very near future! In fact, consider it an official goal, as of now... :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Organising my Recipes

When we moved I opened a cupboard to find it full of cooking magazines. Yes, I was once addicted to buying every cooking magazine each month. I decided, and my husband strongly suggested, that we weren't going to move all of these magazines. So for the last few weeks of my pregnancy and the first few weeks of Paddy's life I went through every magazine and came up with a basket full of torn out pages.



This basket has sat on my shelf for 4 months now. One of my ODI's was to organise them.


So I unloaded a pile of manilla folders and sorted all those recipes into category folders. Now when I want to cook something sweet I can go to the dessert or cake or biscuit or confectionery folders and find something to cook.



Whoever eats the food gives it a rating - "Do we really love it?" "Would we eat it again?" If the answer is "No" we turf the ripped out magazine page. If the answer is "Yes" it makes it to the Good Recipe Box which is slowly filling up with recipes we love.

Slowly but surely I will get through all of these recipes - the idea is kind of exciting. My husband always says that he never gets to eat the same thing twice. I think that's going to be the case for a lot longer.

How do you organise your recipes?

4 comments:

LJ said...

great idea...but what happens when you have two different recipes from two different catagories on back to back pages.

Maxabella said...

This is a really good idea. I also clip (or print out these days!) but I put mine into a lever arch folder with dividers for sweet / savoury / favourites. They are mostly alphabetical... mostly. I like the idea of 'rating' the recipes, though! x

PS - I popped over here from LJ's blog roll and there she is above me. She's a lovely blogger, isn't she? I'm happy to have found your site as well. That's a mighty busy 'to do' list you have there on your sidebar. I'll enjoy watching you complete it!!!

Maree Rose said...

Oh no LJ - didn't think of that one. That page might have to be re-filed in the new category. I forgot about the other side of the pages!

Maxabella - thanks for popping over. I thought about the lever arch idea but I collect sooo many recipes I fear they wouldn't all fit. It's definitely a problem that I have.
My 'to do' list is definitely a work in progress....

Amy said...

Such a great idea! I too am planning to dominate my HUGE stack of recipes in the very near future! In fact, consider it an official goal, as of now... :)