Monday, July 18, 2011

Food Ideas

I declare this list-making week on Of Such is the Kingdom! And to begin the festivities, here's a list of my favorite recipe sites around the world wide web. Enjoy!

  • All Recipes: This site is a basic recipe site, but I like the fact that it automatically saves the recipes I've most recently looked at, it allows me to bookmark recipes, and it allows me to easily print recipes, even index-card sized. Another feature that I love is the page they have where you can list ingredients and they will give you recipes. When I'm stumped about what to fix for dinner, this is where I go!
  • Once A Month Mom: This mom features great, often easy, recipes and always shows how they can be frozen. I don't cook once a month, but I do employ some of her tactics!
  • Keep Your Diet Real: There are so many food blogs out there! This is one I've found recently with great, healthy recipes and good advice about what to serve your family.
  • Southern Living Recipes: Isn't the internet wonderful? Where our moms had to save magazines or carefully cut recipes, we just have to open up the laptop and type in a url. I wonder how our kids will look up recipes in the future? It will probably have nothing to do with computers and everything to do with apps for your phone!
  • Tasty Kitchen: I didn't realize it, but several of the recipes I've saved lately on Pinterest have come from the Pioneer Woman's recipe site. Her blogs are both very popular and her food is amazing! I love the fact that so many of the recipes are incredibly simple.
  • And if all else fails, google it! I'm often looking for a particular recipe, and I love the way you can search for it and all manner of variations will pop up. There is sure to be at least one recipe I can tweak!
We'll be using recipes from several of these sites this week while keeping dinner super simple. I'm teaching ballet camps all week, and I'm exhausted (!!) when I get home. I don't know how working moms do it. Kudos to all of you! 
Lunches all week: cracker stackers in to-go boxes (kids in camps and all over the place)
Monday night: leftovers and salads
Tuesday night: Meat loaf pulled from the freezer. (It's not this recipe, but I wish it was!)
Wednesday night: Chicken Pasta Salad (maybe this one?)
Thursday night: Ground beef calzones! Yum!
Friday night: Kids and babysitter are on their own. Hubby and I are going out!
Saturday baking day: I can't wait to try these No-Bake Energy Bites (a funny thing to try on baking day!) and I'll be making more muffins and cookies. Maybe these Nutella cookies? I wonder if they would work with whole wheat?
See Menu Plan Monday, Tasty Tuesdays and all the other great blogs I'm linking up to here.


  1. Great list and blog! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for following. I'm following you now, too!

  2. Menu prep impresses me so! Seems like every night we are debating dinner in the late afternoon.

    Your forwardthinking Makes My Monday!

    Thank you so much for linking up and playing along!

  3. Thanks for the recipe site list! Good to have such a reference point!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. Thanks for the links. It is always fun to see who people get their great cooking ideas and recipes via the internet. So many great ones to choose from. Thanks for sharing and linking up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  5. Kudos on the list of favorite sites.... While we all have our own, it's great to find new ones or be reminded of an old one that you've not visited in a while!

    Thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop last week.