I have been really down in the dumps for the last couple of weeks. After working so hard for the first five months of the year, I felt really at a loss because I had "hit the wall."
I started something today that will keep me busy and feeling useful for some time.
I am entering our collection of favorite recipes into "my recipe box" on allrecipes.com.
We have five three ring binders with clippings from various food sections and magazines that we have collected over many years. Many have become our favorites. Last year I tried to scan them, but was not happy with the results.
In the past I tried entering them onto another recipe site, but found it very cumbersome and didn't get very far.
In the last few months I have been getting a daily email from allrecipes.com with a "daily dish," and have saved some of them to "my recipe box" on the site.
I look up things on allrecipes.com often. In fact the bagel recipe came from there.
Today I decided to explore the site a bit more, and ended up creating folders and filing the 40 or so recipes I had saved.
Then I found the feature that allowed me to enter my own recipes and the project was born.
I entered a half dozen this afternoon. I will be going thru the binders and only entering the ones I want. I will mark them and then let Craig go thru the binders and see if I missed any he wants.
You can go back and add pictures if you want. It should be fun to do that.
I think this will be a good project no mater what the future brings. Since I got my laptop, whenever I am using a recipe from the web, I have put it on the counter and worked from the screen rather than printing it out.
At Christmas, when I was at my daughters, she displayed her recipes on her ipad.
Technology is good if you can get used to using it.
So i'm happy again. Oh, and I got a new order for another signature animal head for a new shop, The Black Unicorn. That makes me happy too!