How Can You Make This Blog Work For You?

After some of your comments, I have decided how I will be arranging this blog. This week will be a bit different than the usual week, but I do want to get some more of your opinions on this. If you would like to leave a comment, please just click on the entry title to open the comment box.

I will put together one week’s worth of recipes. Each recipe will be an individual entry, that way you can print just that recipe versus a giant file.  At the end of this week, I will put together a shopping list and an APPROXIMATE amount of money you will need to spend to make these dinners. This is approximate, as I don’t want anyone to hold me to it. It should give you a rough idea of how much you will need to spend. The grocery list will also include all of the recipes at the top of it, with the links to the entries, so you know what you will be preparing.

I am also trying to supply nutritional data for each of the recipes to help those of you who are watching calories or who are diabetic.

Each week I will also try and highlight if there is anything worth noting in the Aldi fliers for the week. If they carry a “Special Purchase” that week or they have a great deal on something non-food related, I will be sure to mention it.

In addition, I am trying to take pictures of the food so that you know how it looks. I hate when I read a recipe and I can’t visualize what something is “supposed” to look like. If you click on the picture, it will expand to a bigger size so you can see the food in more detail.

We are going to be adding more things and tweaking things on the blog, but I hope that this is  something that you will find useful & beneficial in menu-planning and staying on target with your budget.

Again, bloggers please share this with your readers & readers share this with your friends. I do want to make sure we are getting enough hits that the work on this is worthwhile. I need your help in spreading the word!

We will see if I can keep up with all of this. Some of the recipes will make repeats on the blog, as we do eat things more than once over here! Regardless, I will do the best I can to add some variation to the planners and share food that I think your families will enjoy!

One Response to “How Can You Make This Blog Work For You?”

  1. Katherine — March 1, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

    What a great idea for a blog. We’re big Aldi fans around our house too.

    I hate to plug my own website on someone else’s blog, but in this case you might find it useful. If you input your recipes at recipething.com (it’s a quick copy and paste), and then drag and drop them onto the meal calendar, it’ll spit out the weekly shopping list for you. It’ll even sort by aisle if you want. It might save you some time if you’re doing this on a regular basis.

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