A Christmas recipe notebook will be so helpful to you each year when the Christmas
season comes around! It may seem like a lot of work, but it really is
worth it. I actually refer to mine year round. And the most convenient
time to work on such a project is right after Christmas, when all of
your holiday recipes are at hand since you have just been using them.
When I was growing up, my mother always had a Christmas notebook. It was in a really distinctive pink and white textured binder. Below you see the notebook in all of its shabby glory, coffee spills and all. (My mother always had a cup of coffee at hand. Not a mug; a coffee cup.)
I had adapted this idea by keeping all of my Christmas recipes on special Christmas recipe cards. They were pretty and fun, but really, a notebook, especially a loose-leaf one, is a better idea.
My sister had an entire recipe box with only Christmas recipes, and that is also a good idea, but the notebook, again, is more practical.
I didn't have one until I had the inspiration to create a Christmas
memory book for my adult kids and their families, writing down all the
Christmas memories I could think of. You can read here about how I did
that project: How to Make a Christmas Memory Book.
doing that, I naturally added in all of our favorite Christmas
recipes. I included recipes from my own childhood, recipes from my
kids' growing-up years, and recipes from much more recent times.
you see a favorite recipe for Fruity Pastel Spritz. This is a newer
recipe I've discovered. It uses fruit flavored gelatin powder for color
and flavor. We especially like this for Christmas tree spritz cookies.
really does help to have all of the Christmas recipes in one place; it
helps especially when planning a holiday grocery shopping trip or list.