Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Recipe Clean Up - When it's Time to Let Go
It all began with the Kitchen Aid Mixer, today was a day off with the morning spent doing fun stuff like getting my teeth cleaned and then getting home quickly for the chimney sweep to come and "do his thing". While the chimney guys were cleaning the chimney and checking it all out, I went looking for Aunt Eloise's Molasses cookie recipe to make a batch of cookies. This past weekend, I had made molasses cookies with a recipe from a cookbook and in a phone call yesterday, my mother mentioned Aunt Eloise's recipe which I thought I had.
Off to the recipe box, 1/2 cards and then 1/2 folded papers, newspaper articles and cut out recipes. The cards were fine, but I decided to weed out the "never in this world" will I need this recipe. During the cleaning, I put together a 3 ring binder with sheet protectors and saved some of the favorite recipes. I also have a ratty folder with some recipes and went through those also. In the midst of my cleaning, I noticed that family favorites were the most stained cards, Bisquick Quiche, Taco dip, Apple cake and Burger Noodle Bake. With the instant availability of the internet, I wonder if my kids will have a recipe card box...How organized are you with your recipes?
Oh, and that recipe from Aunt Eloise? Never found, but I did find a great Chocolate Cookie recipe and the added peanut butter chips make them delicious! I actually think that my mother emailed me the recipe and it's on my computer. It's time to start printing some of those recipes out. As convenient it is to have the recipes electronically, there's something about that written recipe right in front of me that I don't want to give up.