Sunday, August 9, 2009

My New Menu Planner

Back to blogging after a few days off. We enjoyed our stay in Langhorne, PA and visit to Sesame Place. Even the littlest guy had a great time. The water features were a hit with all three boys. Thursday was overcast, so the park wasn't too crowded. No lines to deal with. If you live nearby, you've got to go there!

Now onto my project. We've been trying to cut back on takeout food. We feel better and eat a much healthier menu if I do the cooking. And I love to cook and try new recipes. But I find the only way I can get dinner on the table at a reasonable time is with planning. I go through my cookbooks (I've got quite the collection of them, probably a few hundred), make a menu and grocery list. Then I'm able to plan the week out. I don't do well with trying to improvise at 5 o'clock! We've been doing well the past few weeks with cooking at home, and I think the kids are eating a wider variety as well, so that is an added bonus. One problem I'm having is that I write my menu and which cookbooks I got the recipes from on little scraps of paper, then by Tuesday I can't find any of them. So I decided to make myself a notebook to get myself organized. Hope it helps, I love how it looks!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope today is the start of a wonderful week for you!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Rubber Romance image and sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, MME patterned paper
Embellishments: notebook from Target, assorted ribbon, SU border punch, crystal effects, copics, nesties, rhinestones, Sakura stardust pen, copic spica pens,


Mary G. said...

Great project! LOVE that image and the colors you used are wonderful!! FABULOUS job!

Chuck said...

So what's for dinner tonight?

Vicki said...

Kathy, this is great! You did an awesome job! I would love to get hold of your menus! Blessings to you!

Heidi said...

Kathy this is a great idea. we eat out way too much but then again I don't like to cook. What is a recipe book?

scrappypug said...

what a fab idea and I love the image you used!