Tuesday, September 1, 2009

1,000 Miles

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a first step."

Do you ever procrastinate? You have things you want to accomplish but they remain undone because it feels too overwhelming?

Here are some pictures of a project I began tackling last week. MY RECIPE DRAWER. If you are like me you have a million pieces of loose paper thrown in "your recipe drawer." When you are really wanting that great recipe handwritten on that little post it note it takes forever to locate.

A few weeks ago I was browsing through a high end kitchen store. They have adorable recipe notebook holder's for $20. The size was 5x7 and you could purchase cute little special cards to transfer all your recipes on to. In the end you have made your own cookbook with your favorite recipes. With all the affordable school supplies on sale right now I decided to make my own.
The first thing I did was gather all my loose recipes and enter them into my computer.
Next I put them in page protectors and put them in a notebook. I used the cheap index tabs and made 5 divisions (Bread/Sides, Breakfast, Dessert, Main Course, Appetizers). You can get really cute packages of paper at the Dollar Tree for. One dollar. This is a picture of my nice, neat recipe drawer.

This was it BEFORE I took control.

This is the recipes I entered into my computer, printed and put nice and neat in my notebook. This stuff is in the trash now. Buh-Bye, see ya later.

It was kind of sad to throw it away for some dumb reason, but I like the neatness of the new system.

Another great thing about this system is when you find great recipes on blogs, Food Network.com, etc you can print them off right away and put them into your recipe notebook.
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a first step."
Maybe you don't care about recipes, but is there something else you could begin working on today?


Jenny said...

LOVE it! wonderful idea!!!

Jennifer said...

So here's a question for ya -- you probably have favorite recipes in cookbooks too, right? Do you keep some kind of index of your favorite cookbook recipes with your recipe folder so you can remember them?