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It’s Monday. Did you create a Monday “Master List”? I did! There are a couple resources I like for creating schedules or calendars. For a digital/online version I like to use Google Calendar. It is a calendar that can be personally modified. I was even able to type recipes for my menu items and make them click-able (only appeared when clicking on said menu item). One of my favorite features is the capability to share with those you choose — make it sharable with your hubby and he can add his schedule to yours! And of course you can sync it with phones and tablets. If you prefer a hard copy you can write on, I love this one from iHeart Organizing.
Find the free download here. This was a perfect “Master List” form for me with my over-view of the week, a spot for a master to-do list and even a place for my menu. I filled it out and added it to my home-management binder for easy access.
I also have an update on my recipe binder.
I can’t say it is completely finished because it is one of those things that will remain a work-in-progress. Here is an over-view of my layout:
At the front of my binder I placed my favorite meals list. This is a list, described in an earlier post is my quick reference for meal planning and a guide for finding a favorite recipe.
I used binder dividers to create the following recipe categories:
1 – Breakfast
2 – Lunch/Kid-Friendly Meals
3 – Beef/Pork
4 – Poultry
6 – Meatless/Fish
7 – Vegetables/Sides
8 – Breads
9 – Snacks/Appetizers
10 – Dessert
11 – Cookies ( I love cookies so they have their own spot rather than being added to dessert)
Within each section I added two pieces of colored card-stock — one blue and one yellow. Behind the blue card-stock I added our favorite recipes that are worth repeating. Behind the yellow card-stock I placed recipes that I have collected and want to try. After I try the recipe I will either add it to our favorites or toss it. I won’t keep a recipe we won’t eat!
I slid recipes cut from newspapers or magazines, printed from the Internet or even written on recipe cards into page and photo-protectors.
Currently, it all fits in one binder. Eventually I will have to add more binders as I add recipes.
The next couple weeks are exceptionally busy for me, so my organizing theme will be organizing projects to be completed in 30 minutes or less. I’ll post my first project tomorrow. I have some ideas, but I’d love to hear from you . . . what organizing task can you complete in 30 minutes or less?
- Recipe Binder Ideas (easygoingorganizer.com)
- Quick Tip: Recipe Binder (floursugareggsbutter.wordpress.com)
- Three Ways to Turn Family Recipes into an Affordable Holiday Gift from the Heart (prweb.com)
- Recipe Mess (whatsforeats.com.au)
- A Printable to Simplify Meal Planning (creativeorganizing.typepad.com)
- Our Recipe Binder (articles.earthlingshandbook.org)