I have been threatening, for YEARS, to type up all the scraps of paper with recipes scrawled on them. It was my intent to do it in 2013 and I'd gathered them all together, then jammed them into a cubby space near my printer. I never 'got a round tuit', and it made searching for recipes quite challenging. Since I had finally cleaned and organized my craft room, that mess in the cubby really stood out. I got the craft table cleaned off and decided it was now or never. The computer takes up so much room that my incentive to get it done quickly is great, because I can't craft.
So many scraps of paper. I ended up throwing out a lot of the recipes too....like the 20 different recipes for apple pie. It's just easier to buy it. I will make apple crisp, but not pie. I threw away a lot of sugary baking recipes simply because I cannot be tempted to bake that stuff and leave it around the house because neither of us needs to be stuffing our face with it.
Some of my notations amused me. Apparently writing out 'chicken breasts' took too much time, even though I started writing 'breasts', so I shortened it to 'chix boobs'.
I was thumbing through this cookbook and was about to transcribe this recipe when I read the pink note. It looks like a good recipe but I guess it 'bums me out'.
I went through all my old vegetarian cookbooks and transcribed all of the recipes I used to make. I am giving the books to a friend because I never made 85% or more of the ones in there. I'm sorry but I wish people would stop making recipes that include curry, nuts, fruit, raisins and other really weird combos. Gross.
I got about 50+ pages typed the first day, and I just have that small stack left to do. I'd even made handwritten recipe cards and laminated them and all those are being transcribed as well. My intent after they are printed is to put them in page protectors in a 3 ring binder and keep it readily at hand in the kitchen.
Glad to have that project finally done! I've only been meaning to do it for the past 10 years!