For those of you who don't know...I'm a bit anal, OCD, picky. Call it what you want. It is a sickness and it keeps my mind running like crazy and causes me many a panic attack!
For "birthdays" (my mom's side of the family gets together in the summer and celebrates everyone's birthday for the year) I was given a super cute recipe holder from my cousin. It is a fabulous gift for 3 main reasons.
1. I love recipes!
2. I love organizing!
3. It's colorful and monogrammed!
Yesterday I began organizing some of my recipes. When I opened my new box I read the following headings on the dividers - Appetizers, Soups/Salads, Main Dishes, Meat/Poultry/Seafood, Vegetables, Baked Goods, Desserts, and Beverages.
Recipe Number One - Chicken Tortilla Soup
This is easy. I file it under Soups/Salads.
Recipe Number Two - Corn Pudding
Hey. I've got the hang of this. This should take no time. I file it under Vegetables.
Recipe Number Three - French Toast Souffle'
Wait. Is this a main dish? Is this a Baked Good? I'll come back to this one.
Recipe Number Four - Chicken and Rice Casserole
(Heart starting to race a bit) What? Is this considered a main dish? Baked Good? Meat/Poultry/Seafood? What is the difference between main dish and filing it under meat/poultry/seafood? DAVE! DAVE! (I explain my predicament). His reply? It's not that big of a deal...file it where I want. AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Not the answer for an OCDer!
And so began and ended my recipe filing. I got so frustrated with the whole thing that I just stopped! WHY? Why does it have to be that big of a deal? I'm a crazy (ok, don't answer that)?? I know there has to be someone else out there who feels my pain!
So I ask you, Faithful Followers, where would you file the following:
1- Macaroni and Cheese (why can't they just have a tab that reads Side Dishes?!)
2- Pineapple Sheet Cake (baked good or a dessert?)
Ok, I'll stop obsessing...but seriously, what are your thoughts?!