Like the majority of women that are on the internet, I “use” Pinterest.
It’s not always productive time spent… hello 3,000 pins of Benedict Cumberbatch smirking.
Goodbye hours of my life I’ll never get back.
Especially the recipes. Oh, the glorious recipes!
I use 3-5 Pinterest recipes a week.
Here’s where my frustration lies:
I spend Sunday morning perusing 1,000 pins until I find the 4 recipes I have in mind. Jot down the few items I don’t have that I need to pick up. Voila! My meal planning for the week is complete. Until Tuesday rolls around. It’s 5:15 and I know I have all the ingredients, but oddly enough I don’t remember how to make Siracha & Lime Salmon.
Fast forward to 5:40, where I’m frantically navigating my YUM board. Trying desperately to remember whether I pinned it before or after the blueberry, greek yogurt muffins.
Oh look! Someone I’ve never met before just repinned 16 make ahead, affordable, healthy crock pot recipes!
I toss the salmon in the oven, sans siracha and lime. Then slip away into Pinterest oblivion.
Remember that leisurely Sunday morning, when I have infinite time to waste. When I actually find the recipes I’m using for the week… listen carefully…I email the recipes for that week to myself. So simple. I feel stupid for not thinking of it before. Now I just open one email, click on the link that takes me straight to the recipe.
I completely bypass the 45 min detour navigating through distraction.
And if you’re super organized you can save those emails and have weekly menus already at your fingertips… maybe even an ingredient list to make life easier in the future.
*don’t be tempted by the “send this pin to someone.” I tried that & although it works, it also redirects you back to Pinterest and the goal is AVOID pinterest within dinner time to be effective.