So the binder was pushed to the side and for the last 6 years recipes have just been floating all over my house. I often would get a recipe from a friend, make it a few times, lose the recipe, get the recipe from the friend again, lose the recipe, and repeat (sorry KIM!!!!). Then this became my organization:
So I decided to take a cue from my nifty coupon binder and make a recipe binder. I piled all my cookbooks, magazines, recipes, beginnings of a recipe binder, etc in the center of the kitchen table. And they sat there for 2 weeks........ That never happens to you, right?
Saturday I finally had time to tackle them! Hubby was home and the weather was nice so they all went out to play. I took the recipe binder I had started, more page protectors, and baseball card sheets and got down to business! It is by no means perfect, I could have worked on it 3 more hours easily, and I still have a huge stack of magazines that I need to go through, but for now all my loose recipes are stored together in one place! There are dividers for bread/ appetizers, soups/ salads, entrees, breakfast, sides, and desserts.
This is my "finished" product":
I feel better that there is at least some type of order in this area now. I won't have to keep calling Kim for that granola bar recipe and when I get ready to take a dish somewhere I don't have to always make that one recipe I have memorized!
In the near future, I hope to purchase another 3 ring, zippered binder like I use for my coupons (maybe the one I use for coupons now because its already buldging...) and make it even more functional.