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Organize Your Life With Printable Recipe Cards
A couple of days ago we kicked off our Organize Your Life Series with a post about meal planning and grocery shopping. In case you missed it you can read it here. We also gave you 2 free printables to download, a Monthly Menu Planner and an Organized Grocery List.
In that blog post I shared with you how monthly meal planning has helped my husband and I stay organized, save money, and eat healthier. When I sit down at the beginning of the month to plan our meals there are some basic meals that I usually include each month. In addition to those meals I try to include at least 1 new recipe each month. To find those new recipes I’m often checking out some of my favorite blogs, our Pinterest boards, and my favorite cookbooks, such as this one from Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, to find new recipes that we can try.
To keep our favorite recipes handy I store all of my recipes in plastic page protectors which are kept in a binder that I keep in my kitchen. When I find a new recipe that we like I copy the recipe onto a recipe card and add them to my recipe binder. Some of the recipes in my collection are ones that I have found online such as this Hamburger Casserole and this 2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge recipe. I also have many recipes in my binder that I learned how to make by cooking with my mother or grandmother, like this recipe for Southern Style Pinto Beans.
You can download your own recipe cards to write down all of your favorite recipes. We have two sizes that you can download. This recipe card is 8 1/2 by 11, and is the one that I often use for recipes that are a bit more complicated or have a lot of steps involved. We also have a download available with two recipe cards on each 8 1/2 x 11 sheet.
So what are some of the staple meals that I usually include on our monthly meal planning sheet? Here they are:
Grilled Chicken Tenderloin
Soup & Grilled Cheese
These are just some quick, easy meals that we usually plan for each month.
Does your family have certain meals that you find yourself preparing time and time again? We’d love to hear what meals your family loves so be sure to leave us a comment below.
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