Monday, January 21, 2013

SAVVY Meal Prep Idea!

We will be recommending and quoting from blogs we just love, as we go along. For instance, from www.romawinkel.blogspot.com, we found this very savvy meal prep idea--if you're not already doing what Roxy is doing, seriously consider it. And when you're done reading, head on over to www.romawinkel.blogspot.com for other very inspiring posts! The author is Roxy Marj, and you'll lover her! Now, here meal prep idea:
 
"Food! A big chunk of money is lost when not planning meals. This isn't a new idea and most of you already know about that. However, even though I know this...I wasn't implementing it in our life. So I decided that I needed visual references to help me do this. I also like making meals that share many of the same ingredients (which also naturally saves money. :) 

"So what I did was print out pictures of some favorite meals from my Pinterest board [you can obviously do this with a magazine too] and then I rubber-cemented them onto heavy cardstock (3x5 cards will work). I then found some clothespins, and clipped them on the side of our chalk board in the kitchen. I  then wrote the basic ingredients that each meal needs next to the image. To the left of that is a column for what I need to buy for any of the meals.


"And then on the back of each picture is the actual recipe and website.  The simple recipe below is of the cucumber -lemon water." (A big "thank you!" to Roxy for this neat idea!)


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A New YEAR, A New NAME, A New SHOW!

HAPPY New Year everyone! 2013 is going to be the best year yet and we're excited to be back in the blogging saddle. You see we have a new name. We like the simplicity of it and the play on words--read backwards it says "Our Dinner." What do you think? You just need to go to www.dinnerour.com now.

Our hiatus, due to editing the new Cook'n magazine, is now over. The magazine experiment went well but the publisher decided to stick with their line of crafting and sewing magazines going forward. They have generously given us all content from the 4 magazines we completed and so we are in the process of publishing a new cookbook. Stay tuned for more on this.

Meanwhile, how are you? Eating well? Eating together? Having fun in your kitchen? This is the year, and now's the time to start the wonderful habit of cooking more wholesome, real food, and sharing it with family and friends. Keep coming back--we'll continue sharing tips, ideas, recipes, etc. on how to make it all happen.

Finally, a cool announcement: Feb. 2, 2013, we'll be in Idaho Falls, ID with the first annual Let's Get Cook'n!  Show, sponsored by the amazing Cook'n Recipe Organizer Software. Those of you in that area, please plan to come. If you have friends or family in that area, then pass the word on. The half-day event will be held at the Hotel on the Falls. Come back tomorrow and we'll tell you all about the speakers, what they'll be cook'n up, and where to buy tickets to this awesome experience!

And as usual, we close with our sincere hope that together we truly can make family dinner hour possible in 2013!