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Friday, May 25, 2012

May Rudy Day #2 - Christmas Meal Notebook

I promised you another post about the Christmas Notebook I am working on to keep my favorite Christmas recipes. I enjoy scrapbooking very much, I guess playing with colored paper is kin to playing with colored fabrics! I thought I would share with you how my notebook is shaping up. Here is the cover...The colors did not scan very well. The background for "Joy" and "Holiday Meals" is a deep Hunter Green. The cover sheet gets placed in the clear plastic front of a 1.5 inch 3-ring binder. Most of the papers and stickers are from a Gooseberry Patch kit. The remaining papers I purchased at Michaels. I used two Martha Stewart punches; the first is called "Sunburst" and the second is called "Apron Lace." The font is cut at 1.5 inches from my Cricut; the cartridge is called "From My Kitchen."

So far I have made 7 divisions, and will be able to add more if needed. They are:
1. Appetizers
2. Breads
3. Desserts
4. Main Dishes
5. Salads
6. Sides
7. Tablescapes. I love collecting pictures of different Christmas dishes, centerpieces, napkins, themes, the whole thing!
I already realize I need a beverage catagory, so I can add my warm apple cider and sangria to my list of keepers.

These are the recipe cards I will use to include my favorite recipes from family and friends. This notebook is obviously a work in progress, and it will take more time to complete it, but I love the idea of having everything in one place.

And here is the notebook...ready for a cup of tea and some time to decide what I want to make next...I think apple strudel!

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Till next time, holiday blessings to you and yours,


  1. Oh my!!! This is simply beautiful! How inspiring. I have most of my Christmas recipes in one place -- a Christmas memory book I made some years ago. The want-to-trys are in my Christmas notebook. But this is just incredible. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Mary...this is sooo cute! I've blogged about it and linked over at Rudolph Ramblings!