Merry Christmas friends. I just realized that I reached 100 posts (my last post - lol)! Yay... and how fitting that it was a post about prayer and getting on my knees before God. That's what it's all about... the Lord!
So anyway, guess what I was doing tonight? Cutting up my recipe books!!! The title gave it away eh?
Nope, it wasn't because I'm an awesome cook and don't need them...
No... not because I'm a terrible cook and decided they were taking up space (hehe)....
Not a school project, a desperate attempt to find some cool "wall art", or even a statement on society's over-consumption in the modern era.
I decided to finally get my meal planning in order! Cooking for a family of 6, trying to keep it healthy and not having a completely boring menu has always been a challenge for me. My poor 3 year old has been very constipated and needs a high fibre diet... so I am motivated!
So why would I cut up the recipe books? Because though they look beautiful sitting all in a row in my kitchen, I rarely use them. It's too much work to me to pull out a book and leaf through it looking for a good recipe to try. I am constantly in my kitchen, and I need good food ideas and recipes HANDY!
So I'm cutting them up! And I now have them filed under Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Sides and Salads, Baking, and Dips and Sauces. No more recipes I'll never use. And I have other ways of decorating my kitchen than wasting space on dust-collecting books.
If you use your recipe books, please keep them! But for me, they don't work. And a household runs smoothly when it's set up for the individual quirks and habits of it's inhabitants. If a system isn't working... get rid of it, and try a new one. This tip alone has saved me hours of aggravation. Even if I spend money on some "wonderful" household organizational item - if it's not getting used within a month, I scrap it and try again.
So... anyone wanna buy some rarely used and slightly cut up cookbooks? LOL..
Again, Merry Christmas friends!!
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