A Work in Progress

I have several all time favorite cookbooks that I use when I'm in the kitchen. This is not my favorite, but it comes in second place.  I'm sure you are probably wondering about all the papers hanging out of it. Well, let me explain. When I come across a recipe on the internet, in a magazine or when someone gives me one, I usually stick it in this particular book.  The dust jacket hides all the mess!

I realized the other day, that this book is full of extra pages stored in it. So now, I have a job set before me. I have to go through each of the recipes and try and remember if they worked, if they were a hit, or if it was a failure.  This is something that I have to do maybe two times a year ~ if I'm having a good year on collecting recipes.  Then the successful recipes will be written on cards and placed in my recipe box for further use.

There is something that I want to do. I've read about something like this in the Recipes and Wooden Spoons by Judy Baer.  I want to take the recipes that I cook for family and friends and place them in a book along with  personal notes about each recipes.

I think this would be neat to be able to pass down to Monkey when he is older. I want to leave with him a little something special from the kitchen.