I find 99.9% of my recipes online these days. However, until recently I was holding on to a few dozen cookbooks.
What if I need this book again someday?
So before my stack of cookbooks hit the donation pile, I was sure to keep some old favorites from each book. I still wanted to have hard copies. Call me old-fashioned, but I am not ready to go fully digital in the kitchen.
Things get pretty messy cooking with my kids in my kitchen and I try to keep my devices sauce-free.
I didn't need the barely used cookbooks laying around anymore (each book only had 1 or 2 recipes I wanted to keep)--so I consolidated into one simple solution with all the essentials.
Last week I told you about my Simple Weekly Meal Planning Method (something old, something new, something prepared, and some kind of stew)--I use this method to help keep me on track with meal planning.
But when it comes to organizing those recipes, here's what you need to get started.
- The Simple Weekly Meal Planner [<--click to get it here]
- Three Ring Binder with Clear Cover
- Plastic Sheet Protectors
- Printed copies of your favorite recipes
I went through each recipe book and made a photocopy of my favorites. I also printed copies of my favorite online recipes as well. Then I added all of those to my recipe binder in plastic sheet protectors.
Here's a two-minute video to show you how it all comes together.
I did keep one favorite cookbook: this one.
What does recipe organization look like in your house? How many cookbooks are you holding onto?