One of my goals this year was to tackle some organizational projects around the house, so I thought I'd share the outcome of some of these projects as I figured maybe it will give others an idea of something similar that they could do in their own home.
One area of my kitchen that has been driving me crazy for a long time is my recipe box area. I print off recipes that I see online all the time, fold them up, and place them on top of my recipe box. Sometimes I make them, sometimes I don't. When I did meal prep on the weekends, I'd look at the pile and think - I should really go through that stack of recipes sometime.... but sometime never seemed to happen...
Until January when I set a goal of accomplishing a list of organizational projects. The first one I tackled was the recipe box project. I started by organizing the recipes by course (appetizer, soup, salad, side, entree, dessert).
And then I put the recipes in plastic protector sheets in a 3-ring binder, organized by course.
And voila! My recipes are now organized and that area of the kitchen no longer makes me twitch when I look at it.
It's been much easier to find recipes to make now that they are organized in this binder. I've discovered recipes I forgot about, like this lentil and black bean soup that I tore out of a Runners World magazine YEARS ago, which I'll be making this week for my lentil-lover Phil and I.
Do you print out recipes? If so, how do you organize your recipes? I'm definitely the kind of person who needs to work off of a printed off recipe as I don't care for reading recipes on my phone or laptop. I might feel differently if I had an iPad, but I don't have one (and can't see myself buying one anytime soon.... or ever actually).