A Tour of my Recipe Binder and How I use it

I enjoy sitting down and coming up with a weekly menu for my family. Having a recipe binder makes it so easy to do. My recipe binder is basically a notebook with six sections full of recipes from magazines or printed from from the internet.

My binder is divided into the following sections.

  • Breakfast
  • Main Dish
  • Soups & Sides
  • Appetizers
  • Breads & Desserts
  • Beverages

When it’s time to make my menu I jot down whatever meal ideas had been swirling around my head throughout the week. I usually make a metal note of foods my family requested over the past few days. Those requests are the first ones that I try to work onto my menu.

Once those are added I begin thinking about what’s on my grocery list and begin looking through my binder for foods that match what I’m buying. Food on The Table will provide you with a few FREE weekly meal ideas that match your local ad if planning is not your thing.

As I add recipes to my menu, I’ll also pull out the recipe page to add to my homemaking binder for the remainder¬† of the week. The recipe pages stay in the front of my homemaking binder until I’m ready to make that recipe. This makes it easy to grab them when I cook meals.

I love the ease of using and organizing my recipe binder. As I look through magazines or find recipes on the web, I print them and place them in a separate recipe folder at my desk. Once or twice a month, I’ll empty the folder, punch hole in the stack of recipes and add them to this recipe binder which I also keep at my desk.

I hope you enjoyed this tour of my ‘Recipe Binder’ and are inspired to make meal planning a regular part of your week.

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