So…originally I had planned to update you all on Jake’s six month doctor’s appointment as well as his introduction to solids. Well…that didn’t go exactly as planned. I came home tonight to find Jake already in bed. At 5:45p. Usually if he goes to sleep after daycare, he is out for the night. He might wake up around 9 or so for a feeding, but he’s still typically very sleepy and I just don’t think it’s the right time to feed him solids for the first time! So, please enjoy a post I had in reserve for just such an occasion:
A long time ago, I wrote about one of my favorite apps for the iPhone, Grocery iQ. It still continues to be one of the most used apps on my phone. Recently I discovered a new “trick” I guess you could call it and, it may be simple, but it makes my life a lot easier.
Have you ever gone to the store with a list of ingredients only to sit there and think, “Now, why do I need six cups of spinach leaves?” I do this all. the. time. Then I opt not to get it (especially if I am halfway across the store when I notice I missed it) and get home, only to find it is the key ingredient in a dish I plan to make that night. Fail.
I have never really figured out a good way to add a list of foods I’m making to the app. Until today. See, when you type in a special ingredient (i.e. one that’s not already in the grocery database) it defaults to the “Other” category. To take advantage of this category, I type in the name of the recipe I want to make and click “Add to List”.
Then I navigate to the “Other” category and my recipe name is listed below.
To further take advantage of this little trick, I click edit and copy and paste the web address of the recipe I’m making into the “Description” field of the recipe.
Now, when I’m at the store, I not only have a list of recipes I plan to make, but the web address in case I have questions (like how much spinach do I really need?). Make sense?
It’s the little things in life that make me happy.