my new years resolution for 2012 is to simplify.
in every sense of the word.
i am focused on getting rid of clutter.
streamlining tasks is another way of removing clutter and simplifying.
i recently found Cozi, an online family calendar.
- you can coordinate and share the calendar with all the members of the household.
- get email reminders sent to specified family members.
- use the iPhone app for Cozi on the go.
once you sign up for Cozi all you have to do is add the “add meals” button to your browser toolbar.
then when you are on pinterest, martha stewart, simply recipes; etc all you have to do is click the “add meals” button and that recipe will be added to your “recipe box” on Cozi.
simply drag meals to your calendar to plan the week or month.
as you can see above the blue ones are links to recipes and the black ones i typed in – i can type in “pizza” – no need for a recipe, but this way i can still plan my week :)
click “add ingredients to Cozi shopping list” and the ingredients for the recipe are now added on your Cozi shopping list! (which btw can be accessed from your iPhone at the grocery store because it’s always automatically synchronized!!!)
i open the recipe before dinner to look through the directions and either print it out or email it to my iPhone to bring to the kitchen for cooking :)
you can write notes on each recipe in your recipe box to classify it as a family favorite or add tags to make it easy to organize and look up quickly. i added about 30 yummy recipes to Cozi in about 20 minutes of surfing recipes online.