Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Making a list of meal ideas

This is a simple project that I've been meaning to start for a long time:

Step 1: Write down your favorite supper ideas and where to find the recipes (plus any other details that you think your future self should know).
Step 2: Add to the list as you try new recipes and discover that you like them as well.
Step 3: Refer to the list when you need to buy groceries but can't think of a single thing that you have ever enjoyed eating.

Sarah told me about this system a year or two ago when we were discussing our grocery shopping habits; Michael and I get by, but I could do with a little less time spent flipping through cookbooks. And pulling my hair.

P.S. I'm going to ditch that card that suggests that I make the baked garlic butter beans again. I jumped the gun with that one, adding it while the beans were still in the oven last night. The amount of work that went into preparing the beans (soaking and peeling) and the tomatoes (blanching) did NOT pay off.

P.P.S. I'm going to add a card with pancakes writ large as soon as I get home.


jessica, a miniature rhino said...

this is a great idea! it's so hard planning meals and this could help organize it and make it easier...

Alicia P. said...

That IS a good idea. I'll try anything to make it easier, I swear -- I am so awful at keeping track of this stuff.