Friday, May 4, 2012

Do You "Pin"?

Pinterest has taken the world by storm, and people (mostly women) flock to it for home decorating ideas, clothing and accessories, DIY and crafts, interesting products, and more.

I started using Pinterest slowly. Not really "getting it", and completely overwhelmed by the millions of images and links. I built boards for Clothing, Home Decor, Event Ideas (for the planner in me), Organization (for a new business venture), and Random. I like to see what my friends are pinning, and dig around for interesting things that I may not have found on my own.

I saw lots of people create a board for recipes. Now, we all know that I am not the cook in this household. I had no use for recipes, and filled my Food & Wine board with fun wine glasses, jello shots in fresh fruit, funny mustache mugs, and other playful or useful kitchen gadgets. Then I started Weight Watchers. Now my Food & Wine board is filled with recipes, and we've actually made several. Here are just a couple that we've prepared and enjoyed:

Turkey Stuffed Zucchini (5 PP)

Pork and Green Chili Casserole (7 PP)

Spinach Lasagna Rolls (4 PP)

Pinterest has opened up a whole other world for me when it comes to sticking to the WW plan. I've found fun new blogs and recipe sites, and can make dinner interesting when dieting.

It may not seem like we have been dining out less and cooking at home more, but we have. This means more trips to the West Side Market, menu planning each week, and time spent together in the kitchen. I can chop like no one's business. Just don't ask me to be in charge. Or touch raw meat. But that's a story for another day.

What do you "Pin"?


Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

I love Pinterest and as you can imagine - I have TONS of recipes! Lots of other pretty things and pooches too. It's always fun to see all the cool stuff and them be able to save it all in one spot. I'm hooked!

Heather said...

Pinterest is an addiction! I love it for outfit inspiration. I recently bought green pants and didn't know how to wear them and immediately had 10 different ideas when I searched "green pants" in Pinterest! Goldmine for the fashionably challenged. :)