What’s Cooking

by Rachel on September 16, 2010

It sucks to be stressed about my car (still no diagnosis, but they are supposed to look at it today!), but it also really sucks to be stressed and unable to leave the house. I’ve missed two days of work because I have no transportation. So what do I do in that situation?

I clean.

Tuesday night, I cleaned like a madwoman. It just felt so good to be so physical, tearing through Eric’s apartment like the Tasmanian Devil in an apron, throwing away garbage, scrubbing the sink, and putting things away. It was tiring, but I needed to be tired.

That took care of that night, but I still needed something to do. So, with the apartment set, I turned to cleaning my blog.

My recipes have been a mess since I switched to my new URL. Before, I had them listed by category with links to all my past posts. But when I transferred here, those links still went to Shedding It — which I didn’t really want. I took the page down because I didn’t have the time or the patience to manually change each one over. It was driving me crazy (I can’t even find my own recipes half the time) and it had been on my to-do list for about two weeks.

And last night, with no car and no one to talk to, I just decided the time had come. I sat at my computer for five hours re-doing the pages until I had them how I wanted them. I needed to do something sort of mindless, because other activities were too tied to my car, or, well, lack thereof.

So I guess that’s a good thing to come out of this whole situation — my recipes are now way more user-friendly!

In the right sidebar, you’ll see the link to My Recipes.

And when you go to that page, you will find links to all the categories!

It makes it a lot easier to search and browse!

If you still can’t find something through the pages or through my search bar, you can always e-mail or Tweet at me to ask and I can track it down for you.

And doing this made me realize…I cooked a lot last year. I worked through a lot in the kitchen, and it was a big part of becoming who I am now. Last night, it was really nice to see all that effort — and deliciousness — in one place. I remembered how much fun I was having when I made my drunken banana cookies and how exciting it was to roast a whole chicken.

But more important than my trip down memory lane, I’m glad that now you can easily access my recipes again, so that if you, too, find yourself in a stressful situation and want to deal with it by cooking (something I also like to do) then you can hit my blog to find a little inspiration!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Christie {Honoring Health} September 16, 2010 at 3:41 pm

My recipes on my blog are well organized but I don’t like how the page looks and have had it on my to do list for much longer that I’d care to admit.

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2 Elina (Healthy and Sane) September 16, 2010 at 4:17 pm

That’s a really good project. I’m happy with how my recipes are organized on the blog but I have giant folders (and lots of cooking magazines) that need some “scrubbing.” I’ll try to do that next time I feel like just being a bum ;)

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3 Secondhand Smash September 16, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Glad to hear you put your alone time to good use! Can’t wait to check out your categorized recipes. Yum!

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4 Trinidad Pena October 4, 2010 at 1:31 pm

I’d give a million dollars* for a vegetarian section. My new roomie is veggie and it’s no fun cooking things that only I can eat.

*I don’t have a million dollars

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5 Rachel October 4, 2010 at 8:59 pm

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