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Your Family Recipes
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for the family using
After an effort of trying to find a database that a joseph
sixpack could handle on the computer for an untold number of
recipes, i finally discovered that the average family uses
seasonally, about 10 to 20 recipes. Suddenly it dawned on
me that the fact was true for my family as well. Sure
enough it was only about 20 recipes that i really needed to
recall, and after i started to do some of the cooking, i
finally memorized those as well, making the search for a
database, well, uhhh... somewhat irrelevant...
The modern Google whips anything that i can come up with in
the recipe department. With Google, just type in the
ingredients that you have on hand, press enter and it will
search the web for your desired recipe and come back to
offer you literally thousands of recipes based on those
ingredients. Can't beat that. And Google even has a built
in calculator for altering ingredient amounts BUT you have
to be online.
Anyhow, so what we have here is some titled programs as
forms for you to enter your recipes if you want. 3x5, 4x6
and 5x8 cards work really good too, as well as just printing
them out on 8.5 x 11 paper and notebooking them. Your call.
Remember, we are only talking the 10 to 20 recipes here.
Programmed correctly by a professional, GW-BASIC can hold
thousands of recipes by reading data in from a file, but
here we are just using inline data, notwithstanding that,
the simple method seems to be sufficient in any event, given
the limited number of recipe data cards.
If you are going to use this method, don't forget to copy
the mnu-rcp.bas program, the linking batch file, and small
basic files as well, if required.
Each of these little programs uses an upper or lower case
letter for a key to search the inline data so there is about
a 52 recipe capacity per basic program or about 500 in all,
using all ten of the various titled recipe areas.
Enter all the recipe text within the upper or lower case
letter spread, about 22 lines. Usually that is enough.
n) Favorite Appetizers
n) On the Mediterranean
n) The Salads
n) The Side dishes
n) The Entrees
n) The Desserts
Slurpers & Other Things that go Drip in the Night
n) The Casseroles
n) The Chowders
n) The Soups
n) The Stews
Give us this day our daily Chocolate Cake, Fudge, Pastries, Muffins & Bread