Friday Feasts: How Pinterest Inspired Us To Change Our Lives

It is no secret that cooking is not exactly in our wheelhouse.

But, as we learned with the great cookie exchange of 2012, it is possible to use the kitchen  as something other than a storage facility for backpacks and naked Barbies.

We decided in 2013 to really challenge ourselves, and this is how we are going to do it.

And by really challenge ourselves in 2013, we mean in January.

For the next 3 weeks.

So, fabulous readers, prepare yourselves for our newest feature.

It is called Friday Feasts.

I mean, really, why else would our food board on Pinterest have more pins that any other board we have, unless we are meant to actually use them?

Here is the plan:

We will each choose a recipe from our Feed Me, Mom board and make it for our families. We will do this once a week for the entire remaining month of January.

And then we will post the results. Complete with photos. And suggestions. And whether or not a fire extinguisher was required during the cooking process.

Wish our families us luck!

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Friday Feasts: How Pinterest Inspired Us To Change Our Lives — 50 Comments

    • Thanks Kim! :) We are excited/scared/cautiously optimistic that this could be actually life-changing…and possibly even, dare we say it, fun?! ;)

    • See, this is why we love our readers…because they provide us with honest to goodness, helpful advice! Duly noted on the grease fire remedies! ;)

    • We feel the same way Ginny Marie! Of course, if you don’t set it off every now and then how will you actually know it is working?! ;)

  1. Cooking is not my thing…there are so many other things I could be doing instead of making a mess of my kitchen! But, I do love to pin and blog about beautiful food. I’m looking forward to seeing your Friday Feasts and inspiration to actually do more than look at the pretty pictures.

    • We are better pinners than chefs ourselves, but we’re game to see how we do when we finally try some of the stuff we’ve stared at for so long!!

    • Don’t place TOO much stock in the results, Debbie…but we promise the recipes will all be complete and followed to the best of our (limited) abilities!

    • We are absolutely ready and open to love it completely and have our lives changed for good…but we fully expect to be on the hate train before the whole thing is over and back to the drive thru.

    • Thanks, Andrea! You’ve posted some great recipes! We don’t know if we can live up to those standards (marshmallow fluff mallomars-like cookies!!), but we will do the best we can!

  2. Just a suggestion, but you could ask your un-techie moms to share your favorite childhood recipe. You wouldn’t even need to get on Pinterest!

    • Hello, Cookie!! Commenting two days in a row!! Awesome!

      Don’t tell anyone, but we just wanted an excuse to stay on Pinterest for hours on end. IT IS FOR THE BLOG you see and thus, totally legit! Otherwise we are just wasting time and neglecting our chores for no good reason. This way it’s a win-win! (except for the cooking part, of course)

    • Now THAT is ambitious!!! (after seeing your awesome site, I can only imagine the fantastic things you must have pinned!!!)

    • Oh, man…do people make things with more ingredients than that??!! Yikes!!

      We could not agree more. We won’t be making it very often if we get writers cramp from our grocery list!!

  3. This is a GREAT idea! I’ve been really into finding and trying out new recipients as of late. I just wish I had a bigger kitchen to do all the cooking I want to do, lol. I can’t wait to see what comes from this!

    • We can’t wait either Felicia! ;) If it all goes well, maybe we will keep it up and make other people do it with us! ;)

    • Thank you so much Stacie! Welcome! :) Make yourself at home…we apologize in advance for the clutter and mess! ;)

  4. Great idea. I forget that I pin things. I loved your Cookie story. I’m trying to exercise so I won’t go back to leave a comment on that one. I thought I hit the right post to comment, but I got the recipe post which I read first. Whatever. I’m Cookie at 44.

  5. I love this idea. I have found so many amazing recipes on Pinterest. It would take me years to make everything I already have pinned. Happy Sharefest Saturday!

    • Thank you Karin! We are excited and nervous about this experiment! We definitely have enough Pinterest recipes to make it last longer…but do we have the patience?! ;)

  6. this is a fan idea! I love Pinterest and recipes from there. Can’t wait to see what recipes you make! And I’ll plan on coming over for your Friday Feasts! ;)

    • Please come join us! We will even save you leftovers! ;) It is exciting to think and plan what recipes our families might actually try!

  7. I cannot wait! I am totally riding your coat tails (Is that one or two words? It doesn’t look right either way.) on this one! Love the idea of putting my pins to work. :)

    • We’ve got to figure out a way for our Pinteresting to seem productive. Now we can say, “It’s for the BLOG!!” :)

  8. Sounds like you’re going to be enjoying some good food this January! We have been trying some new Italian recipes as my 12 year-old daughter received the Silver Spoon cook book for children from her grandma for Christmas. She’s already made three of the recipes and I’ve made one. It’s been fantastic… and, what mom doesn’t like having a night off from cooking!

    Tina – mom of 4
    http://abooksandmore.blogspot.com

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