June 20, 2012

Easy Recipe Display

With two munchkins demanding nearly all of our spare time, cooking is pretty low on our priority list. But it is something that we both enjoy doing when time allows. For the majority of our meals we’ve been resorting to quick crock-pot recipes or basically whatever we can throw together quickly. We know this won’t always be the case. As the girls become a little more independent I’m sure we’ll slowly become a little more creative in the kitchen as well. But for now, our recipe collection is pretty limited to quick, healthy, and easy.

What I’m about to show you may be the easiest project I’ve ever done.

Recipes. Everyone has them, but few people have a way to store them that functions well. I wouldn’t necessarily say that this an organized approach, but definitely the most functional one we’ve found so far. Especially when our number of go-to recipes remains pretty slim.

If I haven’t expressed that we like to keep things simple around here, let me remind you. I don’t want to spend 10 minutes fumbling through a box of recipes to get dinner started. In fact, I don’t even want to walk to the pantry where recipes are usually stored. And I definitely don’t want to have to pick up the recipe each step to read it. I want it directly in front of my face, no effort required, at all times. Some may call this lazy. I call it two kids under two. Get me what I need now.

Which brings me to our new recipe solution. Success :)

We picked up a few packs of basic sheet protectors, a few binder rings, a small command hook, and printed our favorite recipes. Easy peasy. Done.

I’m actually loving the whole setup a lot more than anticipated. Flipping through is quick and the sheet protectors are great for messy cooking hands. Plus I think it’s pretty darn adorable, which doesn’t hurt. We currently have the recipes hanging beside the range, but we have a few more small plans for the range area that might switch that up in the near future :)

And because I couldn’t possibly say anything more about this basic solution, I’ll end with a picture of my favorite spot in the house. You guessed it..

Any other new recipe display/storage solutions out there? Or maybe another super easy project that made all the difference?

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