Since it’s a job I’ve been putting off for a while I decided to join in the Organising Junkie’s recipe round-up. I did it all this morning – nothing like leaving things till the last minute – so after seeing some of the other wonderful posts on organising recipes I may try something new next time around.
For the most part my system works well enough for me, except when I don’t maintain it by putting new recipes away.
All my cookbooks are stored above the oven.
Except those I found in the coffee table…
and a few in my desk cupboard.
My recipes that have been torn out of mags or printed from fav. blogs lie loose in my desk draw.
I started by getting out ALL the cookbooks. Oh, boy, that’s quite a stack.
I then went through them and ended up with a small, but respectable, giveaway pile.
Next was gathering all the loose recipes and tidying up my folders. Not a fun job when you’re dealing with a few months worth. I also pulled out recipes I’m no longer interested in trying.
Lastly it was time to put everything away. The purple folder is full (and I mean full) of new recipes to try). The pink folders you see below are recipes I have made before and one is for deserts/cakes/etc (both tried and new).
The blue folder is one that contains main meal recipes I make frequently (ideally it would be good to have one of these for deserts/baking as well). Yes, I realise recipes is spelled wrong on my folder :-).
So there we go, a few hours later and I’m all organised. Make sure to drop by the Organising Junkie to see more great ideas.
Oh, I nearly forgot. When I was gathering up the recipe book I came across Deceptively Delicious which I recieved with a magazine subscription.
It looks like a good book but not one I’ll use so I’m going to give it away to one of my readers. If you like to win please leave a comment to this post before Wednesday midnight.