Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dinner Plans

Say what you will, but I love Martha. I have found many tidbits of wisdom and inspiration from Martha and her people over the years. Not to mention the fantastic and inspirational magazines. The funny thing is that it's my dad who originally introduced me to Martha back when she started her first t.v. show.

Contained in the food portion of the Martha website they have started a fantastic new area called the "grocery bag." Contained in the grocery bag is everything you need to plan your meals for the week. It spells out the meals, provides the recipes and the grocery lists! This is the most exciting thing for me. While I love to cook, I'm terrible about planning anything other than special events ahead of time. At the grocery store I end up spending way too much time and money on random things that I could possibly make, so the grocery bag is fantastic for me. The "cool creative dinners" is especially great because I grow all of the vegetables in it in the summer! Think of how little those meals will cost.

As everyone these days is looking to save money and time and be healthier, I thought I'd share this fabulous tool that Martha and/or her people have come up with for all of us to use.

As for my quilting, I don't have much to show right now as I have been spending my waking hours at home cleaning out and organizing my quilting room. It's such a mess that I just can't take it anymore and had to do something about it. Perhaps I'll do a couple of giveaways to help clear things out! Stay tuned for more information on that.


Sophola-fi-fi said...

Thanks for the advice. I only wish I had a garden that I could plant veggies. My condo won't let us plat veggies in the ground. I think I may try a container garden of vegetables. The only challenge to that is keeping the garden hydrated!

Jennie said...

Hm! I might have to check those out- I'm getting tired of trying to be creative with my menus. ~ Jennie

amy said...

if you come up with extra veggies, you can always have me out to collect them. we have snuck herbs and peppers into our containers but aren't brave enough to try "real" i'll be happy to cart off your over-abundance!!