With my oldest daughter home from college, I think about preparing all her favorite dinners. And with more time at home with COVID-19, I finally decide to organize my treasured recipes in a binder with clear page protectors. I print out freshly typed recipes from old and tattered recipe cards (Like Grandma Kitty’s Christmas Caramel Cake). I also discover recipes I’ve loved but haven’t made in years and years (that are perfect to deliver to a family in need). These include the Cheesy Kielbasa Bake or a recipe my dad made me a decade ago called Lemon Rosemary Garlic Chicken and Potatoes. As the weather gets colder, and with the whole family home, I love making a great dinner with a big salad and another vegetable on the side. We love buttery garlic green beans.
The best part of this organization involves donating old cookbooks and tossing recipes we don’t need anymore or didn’t enjoy. I love opening my recipe cabinet to see just one thing: the binder of favorite recipes. I’ll pull it out today for our Christmas sugar cookies.