With work slowing down a little bit and all these snow filled days I have found my way back to my kitchen. We have always cooked alot in our house but it’s been nice to finally have some time to revamp my weekly go-to recipes, try some new comfort food dishes and even bake a bit.
Up until now I have kept my recipes in a binder, as I often tear out things from magazines. I have been putting them in plastic sleeves or in the pocket of the binder and it has turned into a big ol’ mess. I can never find anything as nothing is categorized (god forbid, right). SO, I did a search online for recipe storage and found this lovely stainless steel box from organizeit.com (which is my heaven). I love it because it will be very easy to take out a recipe on a weeknight, pick up the necessary items at the store and cook away. I know, it will take time to insert things or write them on notecards but there is something so nice about having hard copies of all your recipes in one place. Of course eventually they will get stained and worn but that’s what I love. The box reminds me of my grandmother’s recipe box that included all of her handwritten baking recipes. Over time I hope over to create a little treasure box of our favorite family recipes and one day will hand it down to the boys.
Another big motivation to getting my recipes organized is Conner’s recent willingness to try new things for dinner. I really wanted to have easy, healthy and creative dinner ideas (that he likes, were working on Ty, he is still very picky) very accessible. I plan to organize things into a few key categories that are important to us:
Easy Weeknight Meals
On the Grill/Summer Meals
In honor of my new cooking excitement I have created a new category here on the blog appropriately called, “recipe box.” I’ll share the recipes I love and practice some food photography while I’m at it. Let’s kick things off with some granola, a recipe I found from This Homemade Life. The boys and I made this yesterday and it’s delish. I substituted the wheat germ for flax seed because that’s what I had on hand. Enjoy!