Last time I was at home, my mom and I were talking about seasonal cooking. I mentioned out loud how nice it would be to have recipes organized by season. I feel like I always have a mental list of things I want to make before the season is over but before I know it the season has flown by and none of it happened. Case in point - I made a sum total of zero popsicles last summer despite about one hundred popsicles pins and very good intentions.
Which got me thinking about why that is... First off, I need to stop thinking and actually start making things. And maybe make a list of things at the beginning of the season and then figure out how to check them off. (Lists and I tend to like each other.)
And it also got me thinking about the stacks of Bon Appetit magazines I have with all these seasonal recipes just begging to be cooked! I have the best intentions of weeding through them and dog-earing all the best pages but have just never taken the time. It's a bit of an overwhelming pile. (...in the very best way of course.)
After pulling them all out, I realized we have almost four full magazine holders full of past issues. And it just made natural sense to organize them by season. The fall issues are now out in the living room for easy browsing, while the other three are tucked away in the office. So now I can easily rotate through the seasons.
A little organizing and mindfulness goes a long ways. I've already cranked out an apple pie and my favorite squash dish this fall, as well as few pot roasts, complete with mashed potatoes and homemade gravy! Some carrot soup, a big pot of posole and some spiced wine. Which for me is a lot of cooking... Joe has historically been the cook at our house, because he's majorly talented that way! But I need to step up and help out if we are actually going to cut back on eating out and save some money.
So here's to some organized magazines and good home cooked food! <clink> That's a win-win all around in my book!