During nap time I had big plans to run 3 miles but D2 had other plans... she napped and woke up 1 mile into my jog so I had to cut it short. It was 5:30 and I really had no intentions of making dinner. One of my high school friends posted her 'breakfast dinner' on FB last night so it consumed me all day. I texted a friend to see if I could pique her interest in IHOP. Needless to say it worked! Her 2 boys and my 2 girls all had a nice evening of BREAKFAST. YUM. D1 has only wanted cereal for the last several weeks so I have been craving some pancakes. IHOP's are simply the best.
Anyway... wanted to post some pics of another project I have been working on. I was at a friends house last month and she had her cards LAMINATED. The light went off in my head... WALA! No more drips on recipe cards! And a new project was born. I have wanted to organize my recipe drawer. Its been getting to the point that I can't open &/OR close the thing so it quickly became priority. I LOVE having my recipes online so I copy and email them to myself and have them in a folder for quick reference while out (at grocery store, etc) BUT I also like the printed version in my hands when I cook. When I did go through all of the drawer I found 10 copies of the same recipe (obviously good ones)! So I borrowed a laminator from the MIL and wanted to make the cards stand out from my countertop and flour/sugar, etc so I decided on some fluorescent index cards. I used 4x6. I made a template on Word and went to town. It took FOREVER. I have TONS of recipes. I had originally planned to organize them by type and do yellow for entrees, orange for soups, etc and decided that would not work because I would have to buy 10 packages of index cards to get enough of the entree color and have a ton of the other colors left... so I revised my plan and decided to randomize them and just handwrite the letter associated with the recipe in the corner and then file them by type to find them easier.
I attempted to print the cards directly on the index cards but my printer would NOT allow me to do them in landscape mode. I think the cards were just too small. It wouldn't recognize them. It would let me do them in portrait... NOT what I wanted. So I ended up printing them on paper, cutting them out and then glue sticking them to the paper.
Here's how it went!
|The unlaminated cards|
|My pile to be cut apart|
Then I found a photo box at Pat Catans to put everything into... now I have to figure out how to "spill proof" that.... another day!
|Cut & Filed|
Tomorrow is craft day with a friend so more to come!