May 15, 2010

This Week's Recipes

Update: The recipes are better organized and now formatted for easier reading. Enjoy!

So, let's not waste any time and get to the new addition to the blog, shall we? I know you're just dying to know what all the fuss is about.


This is the new button the hubs made for me, and it will go underneath the email button on the right side of the blog. You do know I have an email button, right? I'm so excited I can hardly wait to tell you what this new button is all about.

This past Monday I started Weight Watchers, and I am totally loving it. I love it because it doesn't feel like a "diet." It is all about portion control and learning to choose the right foods that fill you up. And part of being successful with Weight Watchers {or just eating healthy in general} is having a dedicated meal plan each week.

So, last Sunday night while I was planning my menu for the week, I thought to myself, "What if I created a button on the blog that links to my menu plan for each week to share with all of my wonderful friends & family?" And then I thought, "Heck yes that is a good idea!" So, I begged Josh on my hands and knees {ok, not really} to make me a This Week's Recipes button, and he sweetly obliged.

Each week, on Saturday evening, I will post my menu for the week. All you have to do is click the This Week's Recipes button {again, located on the right side of the blog underneath the email button}, and it will take you directly to the recipes. If you look over it, and it looks like a good menu for you and your family then you can just print the sucker off, and voila, you have your menu for the week. All you have to do is the shopping. Sounds like a good deal, huh? Or if you see some meals that make you want to gag, then you can just pick and choose. Be forewarned, most of these recipes will be new to our family, so it will be a trial and error for all of us. But it's fun trying out new recipes, right? Seems like I always get in a rut and cook the same things {ahem, chicken} over and over again, so this will help all of us branch out. So far all the recipes we've tried this week have been wonderful!

And also, obviously there will be times when I go out town or when something else comes up, so there may be a few weeks here and there when I don't post a new set of recipes. But for the most part, there will be new recipes every week for you to enjoy.

So what do you think? Please, leave me a comment and let me know. Or if you have a suggestion, just email me. I would love to hear it.

I hope you enjoy this new addition to the blog!


p.s. I just want to thank you again and again for all of your votes for the Overall Awesomest Blog contest. It was a close race, but we ended up in second place. It sure was an honor being nominated though. We truly appreciate your support!! Thanks so much!


hiyaluv said...

What a great idea! I will be sure to check the recipes often as I have been wanting to try weight watchers. Keep us updated on your journey with WW. :)smiles,

Jamie Moore said...

Thanks for doing this Libby! It will help keep me on track too! Because I have never been good at dieting.

OurLittleBlessingS said...

i know i already told you-but i think this is a great idea! :D i'm glad its up and running already! we do a weekly plan(most weeks) just for the fact that it's cut back on us ordering in or going out to eat tremendously!

question though. so when a new week starts..we'll lose this week? or will you be able to see ALL of them every week?

The Christians said...

Oh my goodness!! I totally NEED something like this and just have not gotten my act together to make a meal plan of healthy stuff. Can't wait to check out the recipes!!

Teresa Podzemny said...

What an awesome idea! You are amazing!

Kasey said...

Libby this is such a wonderful idea. Not only is this a cool way to share your recipes, but very helpful with all of us moms with busy schedules. And I love that they are the Weight Watchers recipes. That makes it even better! Thank you so much for taking the time to share these with us!

Linda P. said...

Wow, I will definitely be checking out the recipes, too. Thank you so much, Libby!

apryl said...

I've done weight watchers and LOVE their recipes! I think you will enjoy the majority of them! I am looking forward to finding some new ideas of what to cook too! I get in a rut easily too and love to try new things!

Lisa said...

yum! looks delicious!

Amanda said...

Girl.. can you come and teach me how to photograph food?? That picture is amazing!! ANd good for you getting that all set up.. you AMAZE me with your talent. I seriously think you are the next big thing... glad I got to know you now! :)

Erica Nye said...

Are these all weight watchers recipes?