Packing has officially begun!!!
This afternoon, I spent a solid three hours organizing and packing up our office, and I’m happy to say that it’s just about done! I actually ran out of boxes, so the rest will have to wait until later.
I started with our “junk closet.” I swear, the most random stuff ends up in there.
While cleaning the closet, I found my old recipe binder, which once was my go-to cooking tool, long before I had a blog or even owned a cookbook.
Inside the binder is a collection of recipes that I gathered over the years, starting in college until early 2008. The majority of the recipes are torn from magazines, but others are from food packages, restaurants, and photocopies from family and friends.
I can’t believe I have yet to make Starbucks’ Outrageous Oatmeal Cookies! I love them!
There must have been at least 100 recipes inside my binder, but, thankfully, I organized them by category at one point. Sometimes, I’m good like that!
Flipping through my old recipes felt like traveling back in time. A number of the recipes brought back such good memories. It’s neat how recipes can do that, huh?
One thing that I found was a recipe book from my grandmother. A few years ago, she added a bunch of her favorite recipes to it before giving it to me. I loved being reminded of her favorite dishes. My grandmother still makes a number of them for family gatherings like Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.
I also stumbled upon the famous Engagement Chicken recipe!
And a special one from our honeymoon!
I even found a copy of Kath’s husband’s pizza crust recipe. I must have printed it out when I first started reading her blog.
Check out all of the recipes that I threw away! I was very selective about the ones I kept.
Even though I threw away a lot of recipes, the one that I kept are great inspiration for the future. I’m excited to try them soon!
For dinner, Mal made us BMTs (Bacon, Mayo & Tomato) sandwiches on toasted whole wheat bread. He had a side of bacon with his!
For dessert, I enjoyed a couple of Sandwich Thins with peanut butter and chocolate + peanut butter chips. As always, they were wonderful.
Now, I’m enjoying a mug of Winter Dream Tea with soy milk.
And the organization projects continue!
I just need to say this again: I can’t believe we’re moving… again.
Enjoy the evening, guys!