As summer has left my neck-of-the-woods (sadly) and the ferns lining the floor of the woods outside my windows have shriveled into shades of brown, decaying, death, I have gotten busy bringing LIFE to my sloppy summer cooking habits.
For the past year, I have been typing some of my recipes into Plan to Eat so I can more easily find them. I am trying to put an end to that 5 o'clock scramble for that particular recipe which evades my grasp in some obscure cookbook on my shelf.
Yes, I am organized, but NOT!!
Here is what I did in an attempt to organize my recipes. I typed and linked a 30 Meal Deal list for easy reference. Just like I have a bunch of cookbooks, I now have my recipes in four different places on the internet. Plan to Eat, ZipList, Pinterest, and Google Docs, UGH!! The same confusion as a bunch of cookbooks!!
So, I gathered the most family-friendly recipes.
Keep in mind that these are supper ideas that will tempt the palate of my husband and children without necessarily being the healthiest.
Good old country cooking like my Gramma in the early 1930s when her family was young. She lived 'til 80 and her daughter is 91!! I know what you're thinking!! You're thinking I must be PRETTY old to have a Grandma who had a nine year old in 1930...but your're WRONG since my mom was the youngest and I am almost the youngest. So, get those old thoughts right out of your head!!!! You're as old as you feel and I don't feel old!!
Sorry, I digressed big time!!
These recipes are all linked to the place I store them online. I also made another list for soups/sandwiches/and easy meals or substitutes (another day, another post). I plan to make a 30 Meal Deal for desserts too, and when time permits, make another 30 Meal Deal so I don't get in a rut. The sky is the limit!!
This is such a simple idea and is as easy as a list posted on the fridge where for a month you write in what you cook. Or you can have the fun I had and spread all your cookbooks out on your
table computer and get hungry as you gather your list.
In being good keepers of the home, it is not a waste of time to plan out ideas for what you will rotate for your meals this fall and winter. Put all that time on the computer visiting blogs to good use and do some of the things blogged about.
"To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed."
|Visit Nanny Goat |
to see where I got my unoriginal inspiration!!
30 MEAL DEALS
- Chicken & Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo
- Sausage Egg Casserole
- Yummy Beef Brisket
- Creamy Egg Noodle Bake
- Brunch Lasagna
- Angel Hair Chicken Pasta
- Bacon & Cola Crock Pot Roast
- Crock Pot Lasagna
- Crock Pot Pizza Casserole
- Chicken Wings Marinade
- Parmesan Chicken Cutlets
- Barbecued Meatballs
- Calzone Rustica
- Cheese & Vegetable Stuffed Shells
- Cheesy Baked Ravioli
- Cheesy Macaroni with Ham
- Crock Pot Salisbury Steak
- Crock Pot Tip Roast with Mushroom Gravy
- Crunchy Garlic Chicken
- Crunchy Garlic Drumsticks
- Crock Pot Orange Chicken
- Crusty-Topped Beef Stew
- Eastern European Sauteed Vegetables
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Easy Sausage Pizza
- Garlic Parsley Spaghetti
- Hawaiian Meatballs
- Indonesian Fried Rice
- Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatloaf
(If someone knows how to change this UP into a printout email me here)
Why not make your own 30 Meal Deal to jump-start YOUR fall cooking??
First off, I have to thank ALL of you ladies who have been so patient with my RISKY Adventure in changing UP my blog name and address from Haven of Rest to WholeHearted Home!!!!
A while back, I got a message from someone thinking Haven of Rest was a funeral home wanting me to clarify if someone had indeed been buried in the spot where her dad was supposed to be. That was a distressing situation but it got me to thinking how the name for my blog didn't bring the life and uplifting I desire.
This is going to be soooo hard to do!!! I read all the posts last week and they were so absolutely excellent that it was hard to choose!!
Take the time to be a sharing blogger (and not a selfish blogger) and visit these ladies' blogs to encourage them!!
1. Rosalind over at a Little R & R writes about Different Children: Different Needs. This was just a fabulous post!!
2. Michele over at Teagan's Travels blogs about Dirt Road Dependence. You will bless her by hopping over, reading and leaving a comment. Comments are what it is all about. Without them, a blogger can get discouraged thinking NO ONE is reading her blog and so, why write?!
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