Posted by Brian T on Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Here's how I organized "Dad's Cookbook." I was determined to give my kids all the recipes I used as they grew up. Part 16 is where I put recipes that I can't decide to keep or toss, maybe they need some tweaking. I will say that this organization has stood the test of time. Whatever you get used to, I suppose.
1.0 Hors d'ouvres & Dips
2.0 Sauces, Spice Mixes & Marinades
3.0 Coatings & Batters
4.0 Beef & Bison
5.0 Birds & Eggs
6.0 Fish & Seafood
7.0 Pork & Lamb
9.0 Potatoes, Pasta, Rice & Veggies
10.0 Salads & Salad Dressings
13.0 Pastry & Desserts
14.0 Pizza & Fresh Pasta
15. Serious BBQ
16. Possibly Good Recipes
I typed the recipes to fill the pages, just a decimal listing, not alphabetical. For example, 2.21 Alfredo Cheese Sauce, 2.22 Mango Salsa, 2.23 Pizza Sauce. Of course some things get multiple listings, My home-made pizza sauce turns up again as 14.2.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 @5:30:29 PM
Looks like someone is going to love you for fixing up those old recipes so they will remain in the family.
Good job, Paul
Brian T Says:
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 @8:21:49 PM
I did this for my kids when they left for university. I was determined to break the pattern where "Mom's recipes died with her". Well, Dad's recipes won't die with him/me. I did an inventory of the recipes and sent each kid off with the recipe book and a box of every herb/spice/oil/condiment needed to make everything. In that day and time, about $150.00.
They buy only the fresh stuff = done deal.
At the same time, I can't believe how hard it is to convince others to do likewise.
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