my cheat sheet

Stroke of genius yesterday evening.
I decided to make myself a recipe cheat sheet.
And since I am now the very proud owner of a laminator {don’t judge} I became giddy at having a perfectly suited project.
My poor Soldier lost access to the TV for the better part of the evening because it doubles as my computer monitor.

I know I have seen similar recipe cheat sheets around the interwebs.
Although when I started searching for them last night both Google and my Evernote failed me.
So I get the lame award for not only not having an original idea, but not being able to cite where I got the idea from.
{boo me}

A few months ago in the beginnings of the simplify my life movement {yes, it’s a full on movement now}, I moved all of my cookbooks off of the counter and put them on top of the cabinets.


I only really use my cookbooks for baking so the fact that they are out of reach is normally not an issues.
However, there are a handful of recipes that I reference frequently enough that it becomes a royal pain in my backside that they are 7 feet up.
Enter my new laminated BFF.
It was the Amazon deal of the day (maybe a Gold Box Deal?) a few weeks ago and My  Soldier humored me and let me get it!
{score!}

My spankin’ new cheat sheet now resides in all its laminated glory on the side of my fridge which I can now easily reference.
On it I stuck 8 of my favorite recipes that all require some element of measuring precision.
{measuring precision is not one of my strong points}

I whipped it up in Photoshop Elements last night.
{hence my soldier watching storage wars via netflix on his iphone}
It’s really just ingredients and the oven temp since the methods I have memorized.
Honestly that is all I really need.
I then printed it out on cardstock and sat like a total geek in the middle of the kitchen floor waiting for my laminator to warm up.
{ok, now you can judge}

There it is, in it’s nice new home, all safe from splatters and anything else that might harm it.

In other news, The Cadet turned 3 yesterday.
{i cried}
The annoyance over my cookbook’s new residence stemmed from the need to make him a dutch baby for breakfast and pizza dough (for BBQ chicken pizza) for dinner.

{in my world, rainbow chip cupcakes are the equivalent of birthday related culinary genius}

Happy Monday!

  1 comment for “my cheat sheet

  1. 10.17.2011 at 14:01

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!

    The recipe reference is a great idea! I have a notebook for my quick references, but a card would be a much quicker and cleaner! Thanks for sharing!

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