For this week's Tackle it Tuesday, I finally accomplished something I had been putting off, and chipping away at a little bit over time.
I love finding a new recipe and most of them I find off the internet on recipe sites or through blogs and various other sites. When I find a recipe I like, I usually copy and paste it into a Word document on the computer to use for later (most likely I forget about it) or if I want to use it that day, I print it off and when I'm done with it, tuck it away in a folder for later. I like to make notes on my recipes, so many times it looks like chicken scratch.
Here's the folder of hodge podge recipes (although this is after I had already typed up at least 20 recipes)...
...transformed into 4x6 note cards in a recipe box...
I already had many of my recipes printed off on 4x6 note cards (something I started at least 4 years ago) thanks to the help of my husband who created a template where I could easily and efficiently type up the recipe and it would format it for me in the correct form. Then all I had to do was print them off on index cards.
So, I'm officially up-to-date with my box of recipes, and they are not only organized by categories on the computer, but also in the recipe box. Now, I can easily find "that-one-recipe-I-wanted-to-fix-and-was-sure-it-was-right-here". It feels so good to know that I've tackled this project and I plan to keep it up.
However, after printing off these recipes, I realize how full my recipe box is getting, so I have a plan brewing for a special way to organize my dessert recipes. You'll have to come back to see!
Although, I suppose I should have been tackling the play room instead...
So much for my organized efforts I shared last week.
I guess every day can't be organizationally perfect!