I've been thinking a lot about organization, and finding the things in my home that don't work and changing them.
My recipe system, however, is one of those things that DOES work for me.
It's super basic, and easy, and not fancy at all, but here's what I do.
I keep all my recipes in page protectors in an 81/2 x 11 binder. Most are printed off the computer but some are hand written or from magazines.
When it's time to plan a menu I just go through the binder and pull out all the recipes I plan on using.
I make my list from them and then keep the loose pages on an easel hidden behind a picture on my counter.
When it's time to cook, I pull the page out from behind the picture.
You'd never know they were there, hidden, but still easily accessible.
If I have to go digging for a recipe, I'd never cook!
By the way...the photo on my counter is one of my all time favorites of my kids. It's one of those moments that I'll always remember. All of them freshly bathed, in their PJ's, and snuggled on my bed.
I also print my menu for the week to hang on my fridge. I know, groundbreaking right????? :)
It works for me!