This has been a standard line for many years, along with “What would you like for dinner?” Usually it is followed by “I have not decided” or “I don’t care.” I don’t know about you but this can drive you a little crazy. You check the the cupboards, the refrigerator, the freezer and then ask yourself “What can I make with this stuff today?” The you go diving into your cookbooks or recipe box or as is more popular with many of us these days, check out one of a multitude of Internet sites. My favourite Internet recipes sites are the following –
Internet Food Sites
The Food Network provides thousands of recipes from various chefs with clear, easily searchable menus by chef, recipe, etc. There is also the ability to create your own online recipe box. I love this feature sine I can access it from any computer while travelling anywhere in the world!
Kraft Foods gives you the choice of creating an online recipe box as well. One of the great features of their site is the ability to plunk in the ingredients you have on-hand and then they will give you a recipe for using those ingredients. It also features tips and seasonal menus.
Canadian Living Magazine has been around in Canada for many years. Besides the features, there are always lots of great recipes. They have craft projects, health information, recipes of the day and also a recipe box online.
Food and Drink Magazine is produced by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. Seasonally it distributes in their stores a magazine called Food and Drink. Of course, it advertises beer, wine and alcohol, but is has scads of recipes in every issue for foods and drinks. Each issue has a great index at the back. Normally there is a new issue for each season. You cannot buy or subscribe to this magazine, but it fully available online! The beauty of the online magazine is that it is fully searchable. You indicate what type of dish you want to prepare and the main ingredient and they come up with several great recipes. My favourite Six Hour Leg of Lamb came from Food and Drink Magazine!
ALL of the above are absolutely free, but of course you can subscribe by filling out your email address in the appropriate place on their website.
You already know about these if you are reading this,but I find that there are many great blogs out there with incredible recipes!
A blog I subscribe to is called Back road Journal by a friend, Karen – http://backroadjournal.wordpress.com. Karen writes about life along the east coast and her various journeys, everyday life and features some great recipes! She lives in a small town in New Hampshire and writes about life there.
A more recent blog that interests me is posted by a nutritionist in training in New York – http://learnnutritionwithme.com. While she bills herself as a “student dietician”, she shares a wealth of info about nutrition as well as some great recipes! The site is actually called “Learn About Nutrition With Me”.
So, readers these are just a few of my sources. It would be great if you could share some of your best online sites or blogs by posting them in the comment section.
3 thoughts on “What’s for dinner?”
Hi, I have used many of the sources that Reg talked about and found them very useful. My daughter-in-law and I have got some really delicious and easy recipes from Martha Stewart site. Try her and see for yourself.
Thanks Ellie. That is not one I use a lot, but I did find that great BLT ‘gazpacho there a few weeks back… Hope you are finding time to try these recipes. I am sure you will like both of the blog sites I mentioned…..
MrFood.com is another great recipe sight with ease of use. Lots of taste tempting delicious ideas! It’s all Free too!