Sunday, April 19, 2009

Rainy Day Ideas.

I just got back from the store with everything I need to make an apple pie (with whipped cream!) It's been so long since I've had hot homemade apple pie, I'm pretty excited. As I was putting the groceries away, I realized that we have a lot of odds and ends type foods that, on their own wouldn't taste so great, but possibly combined might taste fantastic? THEN I came up with this spectacular idea. A website that helps you create meals using leftover food in your house. All you would have to do is enter the ingredients you have (the site could even break it into categories such as dairy, vegetables, meat) and the website would combine the ingredients and list the dinners you could make using your listed items. For example, I know there's got to be a way to combine our bag of dried lentils with some old canned vegetables and possibly some kind of soup and noodles. Using my website, all you would have to do is type those items in and a recipe would be generated for you. Possibly even suggesting additional foods you could add (Macaroni and Cheese noodles? Those diced tomatoes you don't know what to do with? Leftover Top Ramen spice packets?) G and I are trying not to buy groceries until we leave...just so we can eat the food we have had on our shelves since we moved to Chicago and a website like this would help us use all of our leftovers...

It's raining like crazy today and I love it. I think rain has to be one of my favorite types of weather...especially in the city because everything smells like wet asphalt. It also feels nice being cooped up in the house with cat and nothing to do but pack and read a book.

Poor G has so much school work to do and won't be back until later tonight. He's been working so hard on a school project that he hasn't had a minute of free time since Friday :-(

1 comment:

chelsea said...

There's already a website that does just that! I'm sorry, I couldn't find the link, but I used to use it back in the days of the Colored Houses to keep my grocery bill down. It's such a great idea!

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