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Old 01-12-2012, 02:29 AM   #11
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i wish that i was that organized. i tend to cook whatever is on sale when i go food shopping. it's really serendipitous when i get a recipe or a hankering for something, and then it happens to be on sale at the same time when i get to the store.

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Old 01-12-2012, 03:36 AM   #12
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I'm a list maker too. Like Aunt Bea, my notebook of made recipes has turned into a personal cookbook. I make a page of the recipe with notes on how I made it that time, what worked, what didn't. Each time I make the dish, I make notes of changes and results on the recipe page.

I don't alphabetize the recipes, but just put the most recently made on top. I'm finding my recipes easier by knowing how long ago I made it. It works well.

I make another list of ideas to try. Not recipes, just ideas of combinations that sound good. They usually end up with a recipe page.

Grocery lists are a must. Like Momma taught me, if it doesn't get on the list it doesn't get bought. I make sure I have my list when I shop and I check it before checking out. If I missed something, I either decide to go back and get it or decide I don't need it that badly.


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Old 01-12-2012, 06:07 AM   #13
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I make list all the time. Helps when you get into the store, with so many things to look at, you don't forget what you went in for.
I have a running list thru the week, I write down things to remenber to do when i do my errands.
I have to write on list to clean my purse out of all the other lists
(not really) love to make list. It helps you be organized.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:18 AM   #14
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My list usually centers around what coupons I have, store sales. I buy whatever meat is on sale and that is what I usually cook. For produce I try to buy what is in season. Right now it is butternut squash, kale and collards.

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