Recipes...we all have them. Some we use ALL the time, some we have committed to memory and some we only use once in a while. Where do we keep them? In a box, in a drawer, in a folder, in a book...messy or organized.
I keep mine in a photo box organized by category. They are a mixture of my recipe cards, my mom's cards and cut outs from magazines. However, I probably only use a quarter of them. I keep going to the same recipes over and over...and those are just thrown on top of the file in a big mess.
Why not take just your FAVORITES and put them in a special place. I found this photo album in a thrift store...50 cents.
It has three hanging booklets stored in the wooden box.
Each booklet has 12 double sided pages for 4" x 6" photos. That's 72 pages.
I don't print too many pictures any more. The pictures I do print go in frames or on the refrigerator. The rest are stored on memory sticks or on the computer.
So why not use this for all my favorite recipes. You can use 4"x 6" index cards or the 3" x 5" cards fit too.
I labeled each hanging section with my most used categories.
If you want to be really organized you can re-print all your recipes on the computer in 4" x 6" text box in your Microsoft Word program or the program on your computer.
For Microsoft Word Users...
- go to top left corner and click "insert"
- then towards the right, click "text box"
- from drop down box, I pick "simple text box"
- once your box appears, go to upper right corner and put in 4" and then 6" or the size you need for your photo album
- type what you'd like inside the box
- click another text box and drag it to bottom of page
- you can fit 2 per page
Print out the pages on regular paper or card stock.
Cut out the 4" x 6" recipe card. It fits perfectly inside the page protector like a picture. They are protected from the mess by the plastic holder.
I like this method, because I can make the font larger for these "getting too old" eyes.
Easy to find and easy to see.
Not bad for 50 cents and a little organizing time.