Sunday, October 19, 2008

I promise I will post soon

I wanted to start this type of blog to encourage me to start planning ahead. I promise I will start doing this soon.

Thank you Tianna for being so on top of things. Anybody is welcome to join us and put in your two bits worth, just let us know.

The details are still being worked out and don't let Tianna's rules scare you off. It is an outline so everybody is on the same page, not a do it or else list. I am the first to admit that I am not going to be religious to the rules as I am not that organized. Yes, I am the first to admit that I am slackful and confused.

I hope all of you enjoy this blog and help by adding your ideas as this will make the site bigger and better. We are hoping to have a great library of recipes and weekly menu ideas.

Hope everybody has a great day.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

10/16 - 10/24 Proposed Homer menu

Ok, so I'm breaking the rules just a bit and going a bit over one week. But I made my menu on Thursday, planning for that night through next Friday, so gosh darn it, I'm gonna post it. :) Assume everything is for dinner unless specified otherwise. (Usually I'd also plan in lunches, but I'm too tired this week. If there are leftovers, great! If not, Subway, here I come.) Here's what we're hoping happens this week:

Thurs: Chicken Stew
Friday: Date Night!
Saturday: breakfast - Zucchini Quiche; lunch - Rotini Romanoff; dinner - Cuban Sandwiches
Sunday: Chicken Fried Steak with french fries and corn and peas
Monday: Broccoli Lasagna
Tuesday: Primavera Stuffed Potatoes
Wednesday: Mozzarella Chicken and rolls
Thursday: Pasta Primavera
Friday: Date Night!

Purpose and Rules

So why this blog? Who cares? Well, really, if Jalin and I are the only ones who get anything out of it, we'll be well pleased. If nothing else, it's a way for us to set goals and have someone else follow up on them. It's a way to swap recipes and share our failures and successes.

So, what is it? It's a weekly menu. It's the recipes (and pictures!) for the meals we made, and at the end of the week, it's a report of how well we followed it. As we post our menus, we will link them to the recipes (as we put them on) so that everyone can enjoy them.

- There must be a weekly menu, posted by Saturday.
- The week goes from Saturday to Friday.
- The follow-up for each week must be posted by Saturday (before the next weekly menu is posted.)
- There must must be a recipe for every meal on the menu. (Can be posted throughout the week.) As they're put on, links must be added to the menus.
- There must be a rating of tastiness on every recipe. (Why do we want to cook something if your entire family thinks it's gross?)
- There must be a rating of ease of making on every recipe. (Somedays I'll have more time to cook than others and I'd like to know how easy it was to make.)
- There must be a picture with every recipe. (I'm much more likely to make it if I can see it first.
- With all of the updating that needs to be done, we reserve the right to go back and edit any post with links, pictures and ratings. If they're not there when you first read them, come back for updates.
- If you try a recipe and like (or hate) it, or if you tweak the recipe, please post your comments so that others can benefit from your labors.
- Keep in mind that there are two different people publishing here, so be sure to look for our name on the post to see if we're cooking for two (Tianna) or cooking for a family of 7 (Jalin).