Friday, March 25, 2011

Take Along Recipe Planner

Have you ever found a grocery item on sale and wanted to make a favorite dish, bought the item, got home and realized you forgot another item the recipe called for. Or had a family member call you while you at the store having a craving for a special dessert, think you remember everything you need to buy only to get home and find out you didn't remember everything. Well I have and it's frustrating!
 I came up with a solution. 

I use a index card binder, which I covered with scrapbook paper. I don't write down the recipes but the ingredients I need for favorite recipes. Then if I find pumpkin on sale and want to make Pumpkin Crunch, I can make sure that I have all the ingredients when I get home. 
It has 4 different colored sections, I use one section for desserts, one for meat dishes, one for vegetable dishes and one for misc. So if I am at the store and develop a craving for Stromboli I can go over my list to make sure I have all the ingredients. I even go thru my cards and make my menu for a week and use it to do my grocery shopping. 

I will be sharing this post on these blog parties: Gold Star Wednesday, Thrifty Thursday


  1. Such a wonderful idea! And using this system makes it easy to keep the lists in a purse or bag - thanks for sharing!

  2. Good Morning!
    What a great idea in such a pretty binder. That would be so much fun and very handy. Thank you so much for sharing with with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  3. What a wonderful idea.

    I'm hosting a wonderful tea sampler GIVEAWAY! Come check it out when you have time.


  4. What a GREAT idea!! I'm gonna make mine this week!! :) Thank you!

    Heather @ Catfish Kisses