Friday, June 24, 2011

Organizing Chaos

Every month I wait anxiously for my food magazines to come in the mail. They make me so happy.  After the kids go to bed I sit quietly and enjoy every page, reading all the recipes, imagining when I would have an occasion to make them. I look at the beautiful food photography, wishing I could take pictures of my cakes and cookies like that. I read each recipe and dog ear my favorite ones. I plan on making each recipe I dog ear.

I also happen to be one of those people who hate paper lying around. That’s not to say I don’t have paper lying around. I do. A lot of it. I have piles on the desk, on the kitchen table, on the kitchen island, on the stairs, and even in the master bathroom. But I do hate it.  So, after I’ve gone through each magazine and dog eared the recipes I love most, I rip out those recipes, place them neatly in a plastic protective binder sheet and throw away the magazine.  I feel good and ordinarily I would say this is a brilliant idea. I like to be organized. However, I’ve been doing this for quite a while now and I haven’t gotten around to making many of those recipes. The nice plastic binder sheets fill up 3 binders. While I have tried to organize them by cakes, pies, tarts, ice cream, other, etc., they are spilling over. Oh yes, did I mention all of those treasured recipes are desserts? 

So, in an effort to organize my dessert binder, I’m planning on making all of them, tasting all of them, take pictures of all of them, and then blogging about all of them. I reorganized the mess one last time and took a look at each recipe to see what I had and think about which ones I should start with. 

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