I got on a pretty good roll with getting some quilt work done, but then got side-tracked yesterday. I'm not really sure how, but I did. It could be it was that box of magazine recipe pages and notebooks sitting close to my bed that started calling to me. I have a LOT of things that call to me like that!
It may look empty, but much of the contents are still on my work surface. There IS less, but I'm afraid I was not as ruthless as I could or should be. I still have in my mind to create weekly menus from which I'll do my weekly general grocery shopping and monthly Costco shopping. I had put together some of those weekly menus before, and they were in this box, but need to fine tune them some and put together more. I like trying new recipes as I get tired of the same old meals over and over again. The biggest problem though right now, is not having my full kitchen. So this may all go back into a box, albeit a smaller one.
I am happy to declare that I did get rid of quite a bit of the recipes. Some just no longer appealed to me, and some I knew would not appeal to Marty or Nick. Marty doesn't like rye so anything with rye or caraway had to go. Nick is allergic to peanuts, so some of those went, but some I kept figuring I can substitute cashew or almond butter in. Some were just more complicated, used pricey or unique ingredients or tools which I've determined I don't have time for now. You know the ones - they come from Gourmet, or Sunset or Bon Appetit. Some foods no longer agree with me so some of those got tossed, but unfortunately, I had a real problem getting rid of all those recipes that could pack on pounds, you know, the comfort foods and desserts. I've found that those from Cooking Light are sometimes just a little too light for our tastes. Not that we couldn't stand to eat a lot lighter!
SO much clutter to wade through; how did it get this way? One bite of that elephant at a time!