Sunday, March 1, 2009

Economical Recipe Album!

With today's economy we are all trying to save! The last thing I need to spend my money on is eating out, even though I love to! No dirty kitchen no dirty dishes...ah.... Oh right! Anyways, not only are we trying to pinch those pennies I am also going back to school for my Masters, getting re certified to teach, and will start teaching in the fall if all goes to plan. I still have five mouths to feed every night and not only crunched on money, but time too. So, I came up with this recipe album for my family. All of the items I used are CTMH and if interested please contact me! Below you will find a few pages from it!

I first came up with what I cook often for my family and made up a list. I came up with 12 meals and broke them down into two week segments because we eat 6 meals in and one meal out every week. I shop once a week so I made up a list for each week. I placed it in the page protector because I can use a dry erase marker when I shop, cross item off, and then wipe clean for reuse when I get home. This saves me from having to write a list each week. I also left a spot empty for the additional items I will need as I shop.

Here is my meal for week one day one. It is chicken pot pie and I included the recipe for the crust. I labeled my pages according to days so it is easier to use. now instead of looking for a meal based on it's title I just go to Day 1 week 1 and so on. Much easier for me. Now, had I needed anything else with the meal I would have included that as well!

Here is what the album looks like complete!

Finally here is a LO I completed with the Commit 2 Paper Feb. Kit!

Thanks for looking and leave me love! :-)


bobbie said...

*Sniff* My DD is SO clever and talented!!!

Scrappy said...

Thanks Mom! I had to get it from somewhere.

Karen Day said...

Oh my goodness, you're so wonderfully organized! Who wouldn't want to cook when you have such a pretty recipe book to use - thanks for sharing it with us at H2H :o)

Corina said...

Wow! I'm so jealous... I wish I had a recipe book like yours.
Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!


Lorrinda said...

WOW!! You are so organized! I've been trying to start meal planning, but maybe I need to scrap it first :) This is fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration, and for sharing it with us at H2H!

Melinda said...

I need one of these recipe books! I love this paper and your embellishing was great. Thanks for sharing it with us at H2H.

Lisa Stenz said...

Wow! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing with us at H2H! *Ü*

Jessica said...

This is such a great idea! Fabulous job with this challenge!