I was recently asked about making a document of all the recipes so it could be printed out with the rest of the documents. This totally makes sense to me, and I actually hate having my laptop in the kitchen. However, I’ve been hesitant to do this because I don’t want to create a bunch of paper waste each month depending on what people need. It’s currently easy to print a single recipe from the site, but it’s pretty much one page per recipe, which isn’t really efficient either.
We’ve looked at how other places have done it, such as e-mealz.com, and they just shove the recipe into the meal plan page. There is two problems with this; 1. they only do 7 meals a week, which are easy to squeeze into one page-we do a lot more. And 2. It looks terrible and is kind of hard to use. Our goal is to make pieces that aren’t a total mess if you put them on your refrigerator, and function at a high enough level that you can easily scan and follow the recipe.
So, we’re still working on it. We have a few ideas, but we wanted to know what your thoughts were as well. Should we have a document with the week’s recipes that you print out? Should we break the meal plans up into several pages and put the recipes with the meal plans? Or should we stick with letting people print off recipes individually when they need them? We’re hoping to incorporate this by next week’s meals, so let us know in the comments what you think and we’ll do our best.