Which is why for the past few years I have simply thrown all of my recipes into this lovely little red folder titled: Recipes. I know. My creativity with this one is unmatched.
and I used it to organize all of my home decor inspiration pictures? And I called it Pinterest – old school. Remember that? Well. I’m sure you know where I’m going with this. Those accordion files have worked SO well for me. When my recipe folder started getting too full I knew one of these babies would be a great solution.
So I went back for a third one! Because everyone knows the third times a charm. And everyone also knows that if there is an excuse to go browse through office supplies, you take it. (Ok – maybe not everyone knows that one…)
My recipe categories are:
I know. Super simple. Maybe not the best system for someone who is a major chef, but for me, this is perfect.
It opens so wide – plenty of room to add more categories and recipes once I get into my new kitchen and start cooking up a storm! And by cooking up a storm I mean using the stove at least once a week. (I’ve always been a firm believer in baby steps. What About Bob - have you seen that movie? Personal favorite. Baby steps to the recipes… baby steps to the fridge… baby steps to the stove…)
The crock pot and I are the best of friends. I just tossed in some chicken breasts and diced a few potatoes and some onion. Then I sprinkled Parsley on it all because Parsley makes it look like you really know what you’re doing. Made my house smell SO good! My girls were like “mom! what are you making!? it smells so good! is someone coming over?” Then Kenny came home… “mmmm! smells so good, is someone coming over?”