Friday, April 3, 2009
Mmm Mmm Tip: Bag Your Recipes
I am not very organized. In fact organization often eludes me. Therefore this next tip is decidedly not my own, although I think it is clever. One, talented food storage maven suggests keeping several recipe bags in your food storage. A recipe bag is a large Ziploc with all or most of the ingredients for a specific recipe. The photo above is an example of my pesto alfredo and red and white chili recipe. Each bag should also include a copy of the recipe. I did run out of room for everything in the red and white chili recipe. So either I need to have some larger Ziplocs on hand or use two bags for some recipes. There are a couple of benefits to bagging several of your favorite food storage recipes in this manner.
1. You don't have to go searching through all your piles (did I say piles, I meant beautifully arranged rows of cans and pantry items) to throw together an easy quick meal.
2. You don't have to take constant inventory of what is still available in your pantry. You already know what meals are readily available.
3. Once you empty a bag you simply restock it from your storage or add the ingredients to your grocery list. You have the recipe right there.
I thought this was a clever way to simplify your food storage cooking plan. My goal this week is to do at least 7 meals in bags. Then on those days when I am having a cooking block I can just go grab a bag.