A little more Rambling

Yesterday while I was working at Bones I found a couple foods I really want to make. Of course I immediately texted them to Lindsey! I found this zucchini gratin on Instagram 20130404-004732.jpg20130404-004739.jpg20130404-004744.jpg

Then these awesome little muffins 20130404-004838.jpg20130404-004901.jpg20130404-004906.jpg

And for 2nd meal….(the meal we have about 12 hours into work). We had these amazing braised Short Ribs with some mashed potatoes and corn. They were so good I decided I REALLY need to try making them! So I found this recipe online http://m.foodandwine.com/recipes/braised-short-ribs
I will let you know when I try them! Have you made short ribs? What tips would you give me

That’s all for now, but as I write this its 1:15am I just got home from work and for some reason my chickens are awake. They always put themselves to bed at sunset and I just close the door from the coop into the run when I get home. But tonight they are all up and wandering around. I have no idea why…. Maybe they think its morning since some days they get up with me before dawn (when I work early). It’s time to skedaddle them into their coop so I can go to bed. Since its night time I’m not taking any chicken pics but here’s some from last weekend when Starla decided to push her luck with the house boundaries, lol.

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I waited to see if she’d actually do it then shoooed her out

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Crazy chickens…

Also check out:

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Organizing recipes

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Recently I moved my living room around to help it feel a bit more open. In doing that I also packed away some of my less used cookbooks so the (cook)book shelf looked less cluttered and more open as well. (Most of my less ‘baking related’ cookbooks are above my fridge.)

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Once that was done it was time to finally organize all the random recipes I had all over: from culinary school, the Internet, my grandmother, and from friends.

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#1 I grabbed a four pack of new 3 ring binders from Costco.

#2 – I put scrapbook paper in the front and side of the binder.

#3 – I gathered up the dividers and page protectors and set to work.

I starred with the recipes from Pastry school and culinary school since they were already started.
Here is the one from pastry school.

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This one is from culinary, not as pretty but functional for now. (Some of the recipe packets seem to still be MIA, I’m hoping they are in my papers from before my last move) – (sadly this class was never finished due to circumstances with the school management)

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Here is my binder for printed recipes, all the ones from the Internet and friends.
(I need about a million for page protectors for this one.)

Categories I’m thinking:
Breakfast, savory.
Breakfast, sweet.
Breakfast, breads.
Yeast bread.
Cookies.
Candy.
Cake and cupcakes.
Cake planning.
Misc, baked goodies. (Snack cakes, bars, etc.)
Egg doughs. (Pâté a Choux, etc)
Meals, Chicken.
Meals, Beef.
Meals, Pork.
Meals, Pasta.
Meals, Fish.
Meals, Misc.
Crockpot.
Soup.
Freezer cooking.
(I’m sure there will be more, but that’s it for now)

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And last a binder of my favorite recipes from my incredible Grandmother. She has been done just over ten years now and everyday I still miss cooking and baking with her. (This one still needs a lot of work, I will work on it as the week goes on.)

I’m so glad most of that is done, and I can once again find recipes when I need them. There is still work to do but I’m so happy they will all have nice looking organized binders.

How do you organize your recipes? What categories do you use? I would love to hear your stories!

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site