Looking for dinner recipes for school nights? I’m using MrOwl to organize and share info like that — and you can too!
“What’s for dinner?”
If I had a nickel for every time I am asked that question …
If I don’t have a meal planned, it’s pretty obvious. The wipe board in the kitchen is blank and the answer I give to this ubiquitous question is … “food.”
My kids love that one.
Actually, seriously, they’ve developed some hilarious replies to it. My son will sometimes respond, disappointed, “I was hoping for some clean oxygen and bright sunlight, though.”
They’re funny like that.
Since it’s back to school time (eek!) and I like to make sure all us parents kick the year off as best we can (yup! yup!) it’s time to talk dinner for school nights. Whether you’re looking for last minute ideas or some fresh recipes for your meal plan, this will help.
Recently, I was introduced to a new site that lets you collect links — such as links to recipes — in an orderly way. You can even subcategorize topics for easier use. So I did — just for back to school!
Meet MrOwl. It’s a free app and site where you can gather and organize links. My “branch” on MrOwl is called Dinner Recipes for School Nights. These recipes are perfect for those time-crunched school nights when you need to get dinner on the table fast.
Using MrOwl, I have begun collecting recipes from my site, other websites I develop recipes for and from other sites around the web and adding them to my sub-topics. So far, I have a list of recipes for breakfast for dinner, recipes that cook in 15 minutes or less, recipes that cook in 30 minutes or less and slow cooker recipes. I’ll be adding more recipes (and subtopics!) soon as well. Any requests for another sub-topic?
If you haven’t tried MrOwl, I recommend doing so now. (Sign Up! here.) It’s so easy to use, and so great for creating your own personal database around whatever topics you’re interested in. It doesn’t even have to be recipes (what?!?). It could be about a movie you loved (imagine collecting all the reviews and think-pieces on a great flick?) or about your favorite super heroes. Heck, it even be about your dream home. Anything goes — and you can choose to make your MrOwl public or private (you don’t even have to share!).
So, there you have it. If you’re looking for great recipes for school nights, I do hope you’ll check out my MrOwl branch and follow me. Download the MrOwl app to get started.
And if you want the full experience, there’s even a MrOwl app that you can download. Use it to follow all sorts of folks who are collecting links around topics from entertainment to food to parenthood. It’s pretty awesome how anyone can use it to collect and organize web links in an easy to find and use way.
Oh, and about those time crunched nights? Don’t worry. You can do it, mama. I know it.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of several cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.