Part of keeping it organized is about the boards you pin things to. Originally, I had one for Recipes to Try. That got overwhelming very quickly, as I had to scan through so many pins to find the recipe I wanted! Then I started one with Desserts to Try and half of my Recipes to Try left. Then today as I was menu planning I thought, "Self, why not a board called This Week's Menu!" (I know you thought of this already, but it was a light bulb moment for me!) Now, I have a lovely area to go to see what we are eating this week! Once I have tried the recipe it either goes into Recipes We Love or it gets deleted. I wish there was a way to delete them forever from Pinterest because it's about the visual for me. What will happen is I will see it in Pinterest world again and I will repin it because I like the picture and forgot I had tried it already!
The fun thing is you can be as creative as you want for the naming of your boards!
I got a kick out of one guy who had all these lovely chocolatey desserts....his board was Things I Wish My Wife Would Make!
|My menu planning inspiration before Pinterest!|
Today one of my Recipes to Try that went into my This Week's Menu was Peanut Udon Noodles. It was so good and so easy!
|Ingredients needed for this quick, yummy, Peanut Udon Noodle recipe. The original recipe is here. The red pepper paste is optional. As you can see I have a LARGE bucket of it! This came when we had a lovely Korean lady living with us and she taught me some spicy, super tasty Korean dishes.|
The thing that takes the longest with this recipe was boiling the water! The udon noodles only take 2-3 minutes to cook. I would definetly use at least 2 packages to feed 3-4.
The sauce calls for chicken broth, but I just used water.
Peanut Udon Noodles
1/2 cup chicken broth(I used water)
Tbsp. fresh ginger, minced (I used grated frozen)
3 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
3 Tbsp. peanut butter
1 1/2 Tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp.hot chili paste (optional)
3 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz. Udon noodles
green onions, chopped 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced roasted peanuts, crushed fresh cilantro, chopped
I didn't use the peanuts or the cilantro(there's a ban on it in my house)