Last week we went a little crazy and bought a food processor I’d been eying for quite some time. We love it so far — it chops vegetables like a dream and was a key player in making Simon’s birthday carrot cake (it shredded the carrots and mixed part of the batter). The only complaint I have is that we now have another user manual that we don’t necessarily need, but I can’t just toss because it has recipes in it and I collect recipes. They come in handy. We used a recipe from the food processor manual to make some delicious stir-fry the other night. Right now the manual is on the bookshelf, along with the manual for the rice cooker, the pressure cooker, the hand-mixer, and the blender. I wish I had a better way to store them. I’d like to have all of the recipes in one place and the appliance instructions somewhere else. The problem is that the pages are different sizes so I can’t just cut them apart and bind them as one unless I cut the pages to the same size as well, and I can’t do that without losing some of the recipe. I also don’t like they way they are bound. A saddle-stitched book with a cardstock cover feels like it was meant to be thrown away and it bothers me that I can’t do that.
Does anybody else have this problem? Does anybody have a solution? Does anybody care?