Our little friend, Lauren, has not been doing well since her heart surgery yesterday. She is a little over three years old and such a fighter. This is her third heart surgery and yesterday was a very rocky road. She is stable, but not out of the woods. Her Caring Bridge page is here. I've gotten updates from her mom posting on Facebook, but she is doing some on CB, too.
I've also had several people contact me about a little girl, Macy Tolbert. She is believed to have passed away from meningitis. She was a triplet. So sad.
I have lots of cookbooks. My mom has lots and lots more.
I'm still really bummed all my online bookmarks got deleted this past spring when I tried to update Firefox :( I feel like I lost a lot of really good recipes off websites.
Magazines are also a great place for good recipes. However, it's not all too logical to save every magazine with a good recipe. Prior to two years ago, I was tearing recipes out of magazines and keeping them like Martha, in page protectors, in a binder like so...
I have lots and lots. Not to mention, my mom tears out, too.
For he past two years, I've been quite busy and well, my mind is racing too constantly to sit down and go through and save things from magazines. So, instead, they've been piling up. Now, of course it is time to get rid of them. I had a hard time with Brent just loading them up and taking them to the recycle place. I wanted to go through them. I knew I wanted want things out of them. Plus, they cost money. I don't buy any at the store anymore. Mine are all through subscription, and most my mom have signed me up for. Still, I wanted to go through and not to waste the money.
I've been trying to go through several a day. I rip out some and some I don't. It's not easy when you are lying in bed with two fans and a purifier blowing. Pages go all over the place. So, when I'm not saving some, I'm taking pictures of others...
I mean, what did we do before cameras on our phones? These pictures I took were in the evening and the only light I had on was my bedside lamp. Some aren't perfect, but I can still read.
I think I may save a stash of photo recipes on my computer or I may even type some out.
I also really like storing them on my food blog :)
What made me think to do this? Well, when I was going to the store with certain recipes, if I found them online, I would often email myself the link. Then, at the store, I could pull it right up. If I was afraid I wouldn't get a good signal, I would just take a screen shop and have the recipe right there as a picture. I would often even take a picture of a recipe in the cookbook I was looking in and that's how I would take the recipe to the store with me to get the ingredients.
So while this may not be the most logical plan for saving recipes, it's buying me some time on making sure they are all perfectly organized and saved/stored the way I'd like. I've got a few other things on my mind :)
How do you save/store your recipes??