Friday, November 11, 2011

Foodie Friday: Recipe Collection

I don't know about you, but my collection of recipes has always been an unorganized mess. I store them in a gallon-size ziploc bag. The recipes are a collection of magazine pages, internet printouts, and hand-written family recipes. It takes me forever to find what I'm looking for, so I've always wanted to organize my recipes into something prettier and more usable. This past week I finally did just that! I've been putting my recipes in an old binder I had and I'm really happy with the results so far. How do you store your recipe collection?After sorting through my recipes I realized I've been keeping many recipes that I've never even tried. My goal now is to try each one. If we like it, it will be included in my recipe collection book. Otherwise it's getting tossed. Last night I tried a new recipe: Skillet Chicken with Cranberries & Apples

I thought it was pretty good. Definitely sweeter than your typical chicken dish, but the tartness from the cranberries helped with that.

I think it tastes best when paired with a salty side dish, like the stuffing that I made. Adam wasn't a big fan of it, so I'm not sure if I'll put it in my recipe book.This meal definitely got my taste buds excited for Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

  1. mmm... that sounds good to me! unfortunately DH can't handle cranberries :(

    I keep my recipes in a combo of places... a recipe box with recipes written out by hand on cards, along with a few stuffed in the front/back that have been trimmed out or copied. I also have a notebook where I write out "good ones" we've found... but that book also has a lot of photocopies and printouts folded and stuffed inside the front cover! And I have a folder on my computer, where I have some recipes saved in word documents.