Evernote keeps me in line

Finally, it’s Friday! I have been looking forward to this one because it’s also pay week. Time to replenish the pantry and fridge. The start of this year has been going pretty well. The weather aside, which has been total crap with bitter cold temperatures and now rain, but otherwise…..good start with financial and meal planning. Our son was able to visit for a few days and that is always a welcomed event. This weekend we will de-Christmas the house and get the tree down, put ornaments and decorations up in the attic. Normally this is done the first weekend after Christmas but with Tristan arriving we kept it festive.

Since the start of January I have been using Evernote to organize my meal planning. Making notes is also helpful for tracking down the reason I may have gained or lost any significant weight.



This past holiday I really, totally overdid it with delicious, tasty unhealthy food. Did I know what I was doing…oh yeah. But decided not to worry about it. Perhaps I’ll get my son a bumper sticker which reads “My mother exceeded minimum standards for over eating and imbibing”



Evernote is accessible on phones, computers and tablets. The beauty of it (for me) is I can plan what I want to put on the table and therefore, what items I need to have on hand. It’s also a great way for me to look back at specific meals without doing a keyword search on this blog.

This past week we planned chicken with peach bourbon sauce



Charcoal grilled steak with roasted root vegetables (turnips, sweet potatoes and carrots this time)



Appetizer time with martinis and Margherita pizza slices (can't do that too often!)



My husband can make a killer martini. Trust me.....

So, that's been my week of visiting and meal planning. If you are thinking of trying Evernote please do me a huge favor and let me refer you. Why is that? Because then we both get some of the premium features FREE. That's a win-win for us both, eh.

I leave you with a snap of what I looked like this week; we are freezing at my office as we don't have heat. This was taken at home but, wore my lovely coat in the office and tried to work through the brain fog in the cold.

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11 comments:

Beth F said...

I've been using Evernote for years and agree that it's a great app -- love how it syncs so easily from desktop to phone to tablet. We keep wine notes and shopping notes in there. I never thought of keeping my food plans on it because I use an app from my grocery store to make my shopping lists. But sounds like a great way to keep track of what one's eating.

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

I have not used Evernote, but I will take your referral and give it a try. I agree too, that's it's time to get back to regular eating habits after the holidays.

~~louise~~ said...

I think I have heard of evernote before but I don't think I've actually "known" anyone who used it. Do you think it would work for me but not as a meal planner Tina because I'm not much of a planner, lol...

It surprises me that you are having such a difficult time with the weather. Doesn't it remind you just a tiny bit of good ol' PA???

Love that "freezing" face of yours, lol...Stay warm Tina and thanks for sharing...

~~louise~~ said...

Whoops! I have had this note on my desktop to remind myself to tell you about a brisket recipe I thought you might find interesting, Tina. It includes coffee and is made in the crock. It's at Liz's blog, that Skinny Chick Can Bake. Here's the link. Enjoy!

Debra Eliotseats said...

I will check out the app. We are trying to do a lot of smoothies now b/c of our over indulgences over the holidays too. Will get back with you if we decide to use it. Thanks for the link to Weekend Cooking. Stay warm, my friend!

Carole said...

Tina - I am happy to try Evernote - what will it cost? How does the referral work. No doubt all simple but I don't know. Cheers and Happy New Year (if you can still say that on the 12th)

TmSwm said...
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TmSwm said...

Hi! An enjoyable read!
I'm an Evernote and Springpad user.
For recipes and meal planning you should also check out Springpad.
It especially does very cool with recipes and planning in general.
Check it out!

Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll) said...

I like Evernote but haven't used it in this way.

Shelleyrae said...

Ive been curious about Evernote, are you using the Evernote Food app or just Evernote?

maria helena said...

I use Evernote to organize my blog posts, but I've never thought of using it for organizing meal plans. Great idea!

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