I made a discovery as I worked assiduously on avoiding the spacing chore ... that I could create a really simple cookbook that would replace all those recipes; all those cookbooks for which I bought a shelving unit. Of course I won't get rid of them because I love savouring recipes in much the same way I drool lasciviously over wool.
However; it will make life easier when I have only a dozen non-recipes to work with especially when there is a power outage. Here is what I produced this morning instead of fixing the spacing.
ONIONS, LEEKS OR SHALLOTS
HERBS OR SPICES
simmered either on stove top or in oven at 350 degrees in
POTATOES, RICE, BARLEY OR PASTA
cooked separately or added ½ hour before the end of the cooking time
USED ALONE OR IN COMBINATION
SEASONINGS: THYME, ROSEMARY, HERBES DE PROVENCE, PARSLEY, BAY LEAVES, VANILLA + ROSEMARY, LEMON JUICE, ITALIAN HERBS, MAPLE SYRUP , COMBO OF CINNAMON, CUMIN, CORIANDER, PAPRIKA
RUBS OF GINGER + DRY MUSTARD OR ..... APPLIED BEFORE BROWNING
FLUIDS: CHICKEN BROTH, WHITE WINE, CANNED TOMATOES, CREAM SOUPS, APPLE CIDER
LEFTOVERS? MAKE SOUP OR A KIND OF SHEPHERD'S PIE COVERED IN MASHED POTATOES
I will do the others over time and will share them too.