Get Started: Creating a Custom Grocery List
So many of you have asked if there is a way that you can mix and match different menus. It seems that a majority of you use recipes from multiple menus to complete your cooking day. We understand and do a bit of the same ourselves from time to time.
Despite the great number of you that do this there is no easy (or inexpensive) way to build a system so that you can do that. Without going into a HUGE explanation of why and boring you out of your mind, just understand that we are constantly exploring the options and if we ever come up with a feasible and affordable solution we will most certainly pursue it.
It seems that the greatest challenge is the grocery list. The recipe cards and grocery list are created separately so there is no way for you to simply remove recipe ingredients from the list. We know this isn’t the solution you are hoping for but we do have a few suggestions about how you can use Ziplist to create your mix and matched menu grocery lists. I think that you will find that these work fairly well and will save you time and cutting and pasting in the future.
There are 2 methods you can use but either one of them will require the Ziplist Recipe Clipper. Here is a video and instructions for first installing it.
Ziplist Recipe Clipper
Each of these methods so make sure that you review them to figure out which is going to work best for your needs.
Method #1 – Clicking through Menu Links
- easy to use the Save Recipe button icon on Once A Month Mom.
- pictures associated with your recipe box recipes.
- very minimal cutting and pasting.
- not all websites we draw recipes from have Ziplist resulting in some cutting and pasting.
- no control of serving sizes (we adjust all of these for you on the OAMM recipe cards).
Method #2 – Using Once A Month Mom Recipe Cards
- adjusting serving sizes to match your families needs.
- no pictures associated with recipes in your recipe box.
- A LOT of cutting and pasting, Ziplist doesn’t recognize this formatting.