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I thought I’d share a little tip that I am finding very helpful in my kitchen…I call them “cupboard helpers”. As I have shared before, I have a Recipe Notebook where I keep all my recipes in a 3-ring binder. I love this system, as it keeps all the recipes we like in one place. I simply pull down my Recipe Notebook from the kitchen shelf and flip to the recipe I need make at the time. If you don’t know how to make a Recipe Notebook, I have instructions here. Give it a try…you will LOVE it!
Now…while I love my Recipe Notebook, there are some recipes that I use A LOT. One example is my bread recipe. Finally today I decided to use my “cupboard helpers” to save me some time and counter space in the future. I got out a lined index card and wrote out the ingredients that I put into my Bosch Mixer to make my 5-loaf batch of bread. I did not write out all the instructions on how to bake, as I have that memorized. I just wrote out the ingredients list. Here is a closeup…
I then taped it to the inside cupboard door that is right above my Bosch (where I always mix my bread). You can see it in the first picture above. It worked great today when I made bread. I simply flipped open my cupboard door and the ingredient list was right there!
I also use “cupboard helpers” for information on our slicer. We got a slicer to slice our bread, slice cooked meats for lunchmeat, slice cheese, etc. I took a index card and taped it inside the cupboard door above our slicer. I then wrote down the food and what setting to set the slicer on. Now I don’t have to try to remember how thin or thick we like things. I just open the cupboard door and there is the setting for me!
I’m sure you could come up with more uses for this simple kitchen tip. I plan on making more use of my “cupboard helpers” in the future!