This past week, I’ve been having fun brainstorming my new Ten Minute Dinner Facebook page to preface the newly organized page on my site. I’ve realized at this stage in my life, more often than not, ten minute dinners are my continual “go-to” recipes. I want meals fast and easy without the cost of take out, and much healthier than fast food. Whether it’s ten minutes from the fridge to our “feast,” or ten minutes of preparation time, life is easier when I have a plan – a ten minute dinner plan.
While I do a lot of Power Cooking, C.O.S.T. (Cook Once, Serve Twice or Three Times) Cooking, Freezer meals, Crock pot dinners, and just plain easy family dinner type of recipes, I haven’t shared all of those in detail on my blog. By having a separate looking site (yet still under Balancing Beauty and Bedlam), it will help me, and others, find anything related to quick cooking in one spot.
With the help of some friends and my Balancing Beauty and Bedlam Facebook readers, we came up with some great tag lines for the blog. It’s hard to wrap up what I want to communicate in just a few sentences. What would make someone check out this site or think that what I have to offer is beneficial?
I am sorting through those questions as I plan, but in the process, I had some great laughs as we were brainstorming. Here are some tag lines that we came up with , but then some of you added in many more great ones on the facebook page.
Ten Minute Dinners…
because tonight, I have better things to do.
because if you don’t cook, no one will.
because if you don’t cook, they’ll starve.
because someone has to cook.
because in ten minutes, they’ll be eating each other.
because you can’t have PB&J at every meal.
because Nutella is not a vegetable.
because everyone has a few minutes in their day.
because we all have to eat.
So far, I think the vote has been leaning in favor of Ten Minute Dinners: because sometimes, ten minutes is all I have.
So, I am entrusting you all, my wonderful Tasty Tuesday readers, to weigh in on a few things.
1.) Do you have an amazing tag line or just a funny one to share?
2.) Until the blog is finished, I would love to invite you to participate in our Ten Minute Dinners community on facebook. I have set up a Discussions tab on the left side bar where you can add tips, and easy recipes (written out there nice and simple, and not just a link to a blog post, please.) So many of my readers don’t have blogs, and I would love to give you a place to share your ideas and ask questions as well.
3.) Submit your favorite Ten Minute Dinner recipes (with some good photos) that I will feature on the new page. They may be Ten Minutes total or Ten Minutes (or less) of preparation time, followed by cooking time. If you are a blogger, that would include a link back mentioning your site, of course. I have many pasta and chicken recipes, but I will especially be needing fish, pork and unique beef recipes. Feel free to comment on the title before you type it up first because it may be one I already have in my drafts.
4.) Just a simple thanks. For me, sometimes I just love to cook and bake, but often, it feels like a chore. I just finish cleaning up the meal and it’s time to fix something again. You make it so much more enjoyable. One of my most inspired times of the day is when I ask on the Beauty and Bedlam facebook page,” What are you serving for dinner?” You guys always get my creative juices going and I thank you for continuing to remind me to make the mundane a bit more magical.
Simple Rules for Tasty Tuesday Parade of Foods – As always, please link directly to your recipe post and not your blog URL, so that everyone can find the recipe months from now.
Also, link back here so that everyone can join in the fun, it’s just common courtesy of blog carnivals. Please do not link up a recipe meme that you have started. Thanks for your understanding.