Making Your Own Menu
Today lifehacker linked to KitchenMonki, a site that generates grocery-lists for you based on the recipes you choose (Here’s the lifehacker post, complete with a cute scripted video about how to use KitchenMonki.)
It sounds excellent – you should be able to just decide what recipes you want to make for the month, click the ingredients needed, and then get a grocery list created by the site. Much smoother than the method I use, which is filled with tallies and annotations and a lot of things crossed off by hand as I change my mind about recipes.
That said, it might suck, I don’t know. I think it’s a Great Idea Whose Time Has Come, and I’ll definitely be using it when I do my OAMC next week. If you experiment with it, please let me know how it goes! I’d really be interested in whether it lets you add rarer items like nutritional yeast or tempeh. I’ll probably post my results with it next week sometime, but it would be cool to see what other people think.
(Unrelated: It turns out that I don’t like gazpacho. I probably should have thought of this before making and freezing 5 servings. I’m not sure what I’ll do with it yet, but I think cold tomato soup is really just not my cup of tea. It’s super nice to be able to reject a meal and pull something else out of the freezer, though. Mexican Gumbo for dinner!)
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