I’ve been collected recipes since my mom first let me start experimenting in the kitchen – many years ago. My first recipe file was a bright orange plastic one – think 1970’s.
At one of my bridal showers a friend gave me a cute wicker recipe file that replaced the orange one in my first kitchen.
That wicker file lasted through 5 babies, a move and more meals than I want to count. In time my recipes outgrew it and I started a second plastic one. One file held main dishes and sides. The other file had cakes, cookies, pies and other desserts. (Yes – I had an entire file for sweets!)
It was time for a new system.
My inspiration came after a visit to my sister-in-law’s. She had purchased a large card catalog at their local library and was using it o store all of her craft and sewing notions. I loved it! But it had about 36 drawers – roughly 35 more than I needed!
I searched eBay for weeks until I found it –
– a single card catalog drawer in my price range with enough patina in the wood that it fits right in my decor!
It is the perfect width for 5 x 3 inch recipe cards – and the perfect length for my kitchen counter.
I was able to empty both recipe files into it – with room to spare.
And if I eventually fill it up – I can just look for another single card catalog file to sit on top or beside it.
Just think of the dessert recipes I could collect then! 🙂
I’ve linked this post up at Works for me Wednesday at We are That Family.