Wednesday, April 01, 2015

How To Make Sure You've Got The Ingredients You Need

Here's a great idea I came up with so recently that I haven't had time to implement it.

We've got a couple dozen favorite recipes. We've got a cabinet full of spices, so we don't have to worry about those. What I frequently forget, however, are the main ingredients for the recipes. If I want to make Gulf Fish Eugenie, for example, I can't remember if it takes shallots or not.

The solution is simple. Create a Google document for your recipes. Go through your favorites and record only those main ingredients. That way, when you stop at the store on the way home, you know exactly what you need for any one of dozens of great dinners just by looking at the document on your smart phone. No muss, no fuss, no guessing!


tim eisele said...

That would work. It would basically be a running grocery list that you never lose.

I suppose you could also post recipes to your blog, and use the main ingredients as tags/keywords. Then you could just search on the recipe name, and look at the list of tags (although, looking at your blog here, it doesn't seem to use tags the way that Wordpress does, so maybe that wouldn't be so helpful)

Ilíon said...

However did people manage before comphuters and innerwebs and suchwhat?

Ilíon said...

sorry ... that's "conphuter"