Thursday, November 19, 2009

A New Goal For Barb

To be completely honest,

I was reminded of this fact when I was putting together my recipes for Thanksgiving.  I spend considerable time reading cookbooks and cooking magazines (when I am not watching the food shows on television)

or "working" on the computer.

Anyway, while I was organizing my recipes for Thanksgiving, I realized I really do like to have

and my recipes aren't even close. 

I have torn recipes out of magazines for years because they sound appealing and I have stashed them in recipe boxes or binders.  Or, more and more, I now have stored them in different locations on my computer or recipe sites on line. Quite frankly, it is a little out of control. To locate one I'd like to cook can be a bit of a challenge.  Because we do experiment with lots of different recipes in our kitchen, I also need a system of notating what we liked (or didn't like) about a recipe. Sometimes, we'll cook something we'd just as soon forget!

So, I decided I needed a system to organize and notate the whole mess.  
I am a goal driven person, even in my retirement.

Here is my "newest" personal challenge.  I have started to organize my recipe collection to live on a website like I did for my mother's recipes. That project was the one I looked forward to the most when  I saw my retirement getting closer. I wanted to get her recipes out there for her family to have and use.

Now, it is time to get to my mess. I figure if I make an official announcement, I might stay more focused. There's only fifty or so added at this date.  Trust me, there's many more.  And, if you make any of the recipes from the collection, send me a message or email and I will add your recommendation and comments to the note section of the recipe. Many of the recipes I have not tried, they just appealed to me, so it would be interesting to know if anyone else tries one of them. This is obviously going to be a "fluid" project, so expect to see it grow.

Time to get back to chasing that carrot!


qwerkyqook said...

Yes!!!! And the apple butter is beyond delicious :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Ooo fun! What a great idea. I am also extremely disorganized when it comes to recipes. I have torn out magazines articles & random issues of the free Byerly's seasonal magazine, etc. So chaotic and i can never seem to find what I am looking for...

Can't wait to try some of these out!!

Jennifer said...

I love your writing style so much! It makes me laugh out loud. The song was the best, but I may have to steal that first cartoon.

Good luck with the recipe organizing project. I get so nervous when I make commitments on my blog, but I think it does help.

Hope you had a nice holiday.