I had a few folks that wanted to see pictures of my recipe binder to better understand what I was talking about in yesterday’s tip.
I use a standard binder with sheet protectors (aff link) to hold all my recipes. I use divider pages to help organize my recipes by type. When I want to put multiple recipe clippings on one page, I use a restickable glue stick (aff link) to attach them to one piece of paper (it’s a bit like creating a bunch of post it notes and positioning them on a page, you can reposition them if you need to).
I also have a section where I just list my ideas for meals. For breakfast I list everything from cereal to breakfast burritos to waffles. I have pages for potluck ideas and recipes that are special to certain holidays. Basically this is my brain in a binder. I too easily forget what we did last Christmas that we loved or that crockpot meal that worked so well at the last potluck.
You can put anything meal related in the binder. I even have a section on folding napkins.
And, for those of you squinting to see what is written under “Lori’s Cookbook”:
please treat my cookbook kindly
it’s pages are full of love
wipe off your spills & smudges
and don’t lay it on the stove
*** I share recipes ***
Yes, I know it doesn’t truly rhyme and the rhythm is a bit off. I was just going for old fashioned. Somehow, recipe books always remind me of my grandmother.
Here is a nice video on creating a recipe binder ~ DIY Recipe Binders
Y’all have to read this! This is a hoot! United In Pros[e] and Cons Debi (of Romantic Vineyard) used the blog names of all the Christian Marriage Bloggers to write this piece. Now that is writing skill.
Another must read ~ Cleaning Out Your Sexual “Junk Drawer” (from Intimacy in Marriage)