Whilst I was cleaning out the kitchen cupboards and drawers I finally got to the cupboard with the recipe boxes.
The box in front holds small recipe cards and a post it…that pink post it is Far Guy’s Impossible Italian Sausage Pie. ( He knows right where to find it.) Brown up a pound of Italian Sausage then put the cooked meat in a 8x8 baking dish. Mix together 1/2 Cup Bisquick Mix, 1 Cup Milk and 2 eggs dump on top of sausage. Top with your favorite cheese. Bake for 35 minutes at 400 degrees. The alphabetical system looks like it might work but it doesn’t…all the favorites have been pulled to the front of the box. That is my Spaetzle recipe in front. I bought this box in about 1976, it was a winter project and there was a chain letter recipe swap going on and I needed someplace to put the recipes. It was one of those chains where you added your name to the bottom of the list and then sent out some recipes to the top person on the list. Eventually I must have reached the top of the list!!
How many recipe boxes do you have?
This one is full of recipes that are favorites or ones that could be favorites. I bought this box in 1995 to organize recipes that wouldn’t fit into my other recipe box.
It is full to overflowing with handwritten recipes…and computer printed out recipes. Some are cut off packages…some are used all the time…some have never been attempted.
This is the someday project. It was a Christmas gift a long time ago.
Someday I will transpose all the favorites from the scraps of paper. The cards are there…ready to go. I added two favorite recipes on larger index cards that were just hanging around in the cupboard…homeless.
I must be a recipe hoarder.