Now it is time to gather the recipes that you have collected and put them into your very own recipe book. Here are the basics from
- Make a paper copy of the recipe(s) that you have collected from on line, friends, relatives, etc. and make notes on your copy of how you cooked this recipe and your evaluation of what you thought of the recipe. Make sure you make a note of where the recipe came from so that you can reference back to it at any time.
- Put the paper copy of the recipe into a sheet protector. This will keep your recipes clean from spills and smears. You can still easily remove the paper to add notes and then put it back in the protector when finished. For Example: http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/498811/Office-Depot-Brand-Top-Loading-Sheet/
- After you have put the recipe in a sheet protector, put it in a three ring binder. I have picked a miscellaneous binder ring size as an example. Choose which size ring will best fit your personal needs. For example: http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/729525/Wilson-Jones-Standard-Round-Ring-View/
- If you want to divide the recipes into sections like vegetables, meats, breads, you can use stick on divider tabs. For example: http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/315473/Avery-Self-Adhesive-Index-Tabs-With/
- Attach the self adhesive index tab to a sheet protector in which you put a title page for the section. For example: "Vegetables" for the title, and then maybe a list of recipes in that section.
- Now you have started your own personal recipe book. The above examples are to help you understand what I am referring to and by no means is a recommendation. I choose a notebook that has a way to insert a title on the spine and front and back. I choose the ring size according to how big I want the book to be. If you just have a plain notebook that does not allow title inserts into the spine and front and back cover, you can mark the binder on the outside with a permanent marker. Another alternative is to sew a book cover to slip over the notebook. I call my book "Personal Recipes Collection."
Links to previous posts on this subject are:
- Money - Stretching The Food Budget - ENJOYING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES: http://asklaurie.blogspot.com/2009/07/money-stretching-food-budget-enjoying.html
- Money - Stretching The Food Budget - THE BASICS: http://asklaurie.blogspot.com/2009/07/money-stretching-food-budget.html