a weekly journal of
- what’s going on in my kitchen,
- how i handle having a smaller kitchen
- the joys of adulting and downsizing (see pics below)
- what works and what doesn’t
what i didn’t expect from my sharing recipes online is how much i refer back to my own recipes. and more often than not, i haven’t yet shared the recipe that i’m searching for.
this site will become a recipe database for meal planning efforts and a place to share what’s happening in my kitchen, when it’s happening.
let’s all share tips and tricks, successes and fails from our kitchen adventures.
my #whatsfordinner schedule*:
Sunday: Share the week’s meal plan (and recipes when applicable)
Monday-Friday**: social media photos and progress updates on the meals #whatsfordinner
Saturday: Recap the past week’s kitchen adventures including actual recipes used, photos, and rating of 1-4 forks prongs:
1 prong = “didn’t work” or “i tried this so you don’t have to. you’re welcome.” or “tell me where i went wrong”
2 prongs = “the meal has potential but needs a serious overhaul”
3 prongs = “good meal but the leftovers either didn’t exist or weren’t great”
4 prongs = “add this to the meal rotation as is. the main event and leftovers were great”
*this corresponds with my personal meal planning routine. share your kitchen adventures whenever you can.
**i don’t cook every weeknight and i’m ok with that. i’ll share photos when i do.
what do i win if i bet myself that i can do this for 52 weeks?
a sense of pride?
a rethinking of the way i choose to spend my free time?
probably a mix of all three.
would you like to see themed weeks?
- a college kids meal plan
- a family with young kids plan
- a family with teenagers plan
- a single lady’s plan
- a DINK (dual income no kids) plan
or maybe by diet:
still here? thanks friends. this is a long post, i know.
as promised, here’s a photo comparison of my former vs current kitchen
former: the beautiful kitchen i lovingly used for 2.5 years: you’ll notice the double ovens, gas stovetop, double sink, tons of storage
current: i don’t hate this kitchen as much as i thought i would (yet) but it’s certainly a transition: vintage oven, electric stove.
new blogging approach = new website look (yay!)
special thanks to Arianna Elisabeth Designs for the graphic design work for the main blog title and the awesome hashtag stamp- i am obsessed with the utensil hashtag!!
and continual thanks and condolences to my web designer, dishwasher, taste tester, sous chef, photography assistant/hand model, proof reader, puppy ninja and fiance, Joey. if only i could accurately articulate how much i appreciate your support, your laughter and your cheese grating abilities. #cuteannoyingcouple4life