Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Works For Me Wednesday: Sheet Protector Recipe Holder

Many of the recipes that I use or try are found printed from blogs and recipe sites online. Thus they are usually on full-size sheets of paper.

I keep a lot of them in a binder for easy storage and use. The only problem comes when I go to use the recipe while cooking. There is no place to set that big piece of paper or the whole binder, for that matter, in my tiny kitchen where it is visible and away from the mess.

I keep a clothespin on the cupboard door handle above my work space and that works well for recipe and index cards. It doesn't work so well for sheets of paper however.

I was preparing supper one night several weeks ago and was using one of these printed recipes. I had the binder on the dining room table and continued running back and forth between cooking and looking at the recipe.

After a few trips, I decided there had to be a better way!

I was just about to tape the piece of paper to the cupboard when I had an even better idea....

I got an empty sheet protector and taped it to the outside of the cupboard door. The sheet of paper fit right in there, of course, and the recipe was right in front of me, yet out of the way of splatters and spills.

I've been using this simple recipe holder ever since. It's so easy to change out the recipes I'm using and so handy for reading a recipe while cooking!

I don't know why I hadn't thought of this before. It definitely works for me!

**Thanks to Kristen of We Are THAT Family for hosting Works For Me Wednesday!


Jerralea said...

You do mean that you taped it on the inside of a cupboard door?

I think that is a great idea. I tape recipes on the inside of the cupboard door anyway for my kids to use, like when they want to make brownies. Then they don't have to ask me the ingredients. The paper turns yellow though, so your idea is better!

Mary Ann said...

I taped it on the outside of the cupboard door. I'll change the post to make it less confusing.:-)

I do have recipes and different directions on the inside of my cupboard doors, too!