Thursday, June 11, 2009

Even Though I Say I Will, I Know I Won't Ever...

organize my recipes!!! There I said it!!! For years, and years and years, I have been collecting recipes. Every time I see something in a magazine or on the internet I print it or clip it and toss it into my recipe basket. I swear that one day I will go through that basket and organize my recipes, but I know in my heart that I'll never do it.

I think half of the recipes in there, or maybe even more than that, are old and have meat in them or ingredients I wouldn't even put in my mouth any more! I also have every Vegetarian Times magazine I've ever received in my cabinet, because I KNOW there are a ton of good recipes in them. I just never make them.

Irv said that when we retire to Colorado, I will pack up everything in that cabinet, box it up and move it to Colorado....then I'll put it in a cabinet there, and never look at it again just like here.

I must admit, there are some awesome dessert recipes in there that I've never tried, but you just never know...maybe one day I will decide that I like to cook and I'll dig in there and start trying them all!

Sure I will.....

I would like to get them all into a book and have them organized like a regular cookbook would be. You know, I use to even BUY cookbooks, but that was back in the day when I actually cooked. Now I don't even do that unless absolutely necessary. I hate cooking. I really do. It just isn't fun to me. It takes time I don't want to contribute to it and it makes a mess that I then have to clean up, and sometimes the stuff doesn't taste nearly as good as the picture looks. You know what I mean?

Well, last night I did actually make an awesome dish, and I will share it with you tomorrow. The recipe was in my recipe basket, and I made it and it was edible!!!

So, that is my confession. What's yours? Finish this statement, "Even though I say I will, I know I won't ever.....

6 comments:

Baroness Bijoutery said...

I have always been bad about that too..As long as I have my old 1950 Betty Crocker cook book I am happy...The Japanese foods I fix I learned while living in Japan and they aren't written down just in my head..and the is no way to organized my brain...hehehe

Lanyardlady said...

"....go abroad." I always used to say that I would go to Europe by the time I was 40 or I wouldn't go at all. Well 40 is ancient history and with times such as they are, the prospects of my fulfilling that dream are slim. As for recipes, I've got tons from my mother and grandmothers and mother-in-law. I've kept the ones that are handwritten because of their sentimental value. The others I've recorded on the computer in case I ever do a family recipes cookbook for my daughter. We did an office cookbook once and everyone contributed their favorites. We called it "Recipes for Disaster" and the cover was a classic Far Side cartoon by that name!

MeAndMomsCrafts said...

"...get all my pictures scrapbooked." A few years ago I started sorting them into envelopes but that is as far as I got. I'd love to get them all scrapbooked all nice and pretty but there is always so many other things that need done first. Just not enough hours in the day!

Mary said...

even though i say i will, i know i won't ever....grow up ;-)

KayzKreationz said...

I'm so glad it's not just me. I finally did start going through some of them and trying to get them on my computer, since we were trying to sell our house. But the house didn't sell and the organizing was short-lived. :) Oh well.
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Patricia said...

Hi Kathy,
At this moment I am transforming lack luster tomatoes into gold! Remove the skin, seeds and membranes of the tomatoes. Cut into long sections. Place on a foil lined baking sheet and heat the oven to about 250. Then, sprinkle sea salt and thyme twigs over the tomatoes. Add about 8 whole garlic cloves. Cook for 3 hours. Turn in the middle of the cooking time.

These can be used in so many ways and will keep in the fridge. Enjoy!

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