Tuesday, October 4, 2011

{Tech Tuesday} Sharing menus with Say Mmm

Dinner tonight. Not exactly low-carb, right?
But SO good :D
It's still Tuesday, right?? Well, for another hour at least, ha. I intended to write this post this evening, but I got the chance to go on a date with my husband, so I'm not turning that down!

I already showed y'all how to use the Say Mmm website to save recipes and make menus, and today I want to show you quickly how you can easily share those menus. Say Mmm even automatically links your recipes to your menus, so you never have to waste time searching for links to your recipes.

Ok, let's get started. Any time you have saved a recipe in Say Mmm, you can easily share a link to that recipe, or even to the grocery list for that recipe, if you are so inclined. On the recipe page, you will see a column to the right of the recipe with a link that says "Publish list."



Click on that link, and you will have the option to save a link to the grocery list, the recipe itself, or the HTML code for both. Any time I share a recipe on this blog, this is how I do it. I LOVE that Say Mmm does this automatically for any recipe you have saved.



You end up with a very nicely formatted, printable recipe.


Ok, so see how easy it is to share a recipe?? :-)

There are a couple of different ways you can share your menu with links. I will just show you my favorite way for now.

Go to the Share tab, and then click My Profile > Widgets in the left sidebar. Now click What I'm eating. This is going to give you a nice, auto-generated menu of your next 7 days' worth of menus. Be sure you select "One week" and "This week." You can then just copy and paste the generated menu straight into your blog! You will end up with something like this:

Thursday - Whole Grain Waffles, Eggs, Applesauce
Saturday (breakfast) - Apple Pie Oatmeal, Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Nice, right?? You can also get HTML code for this widget to include in the sidebar of your blog. Pretty awesome!


Ok, I hope that made sense and is helpful when posting your menus! Let me know if you have any questions about Say Mmm. I can't promise to help with everything, but I'm more than willing to share what I've learned. And now I'd better publish this while it's still Tuesday....



Linking up at Menu Plan Monday

2 comments:

  1. Wow - this seems like a very great source!! I just discovered ZipList a month ago and switched to that from a phone app - Our Groceries.

    How does this compare to ZipList? It seems like it has the same features as logging recipes and creating a grocery list...but can you use it on an Andriod phone?

    I LOVE the widget aspect of this!

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  2. Hi Betsy! I haven't used ZipList actually, because when I went to check it out a little while ago, it was missing a few key things that Say Mmm has that I can't live without!

    (1) Menu planning!!! ZipList seems to be mostly for storing recipes and making shopping lists, right? Say Mmm allows you to make menus easily, and to save meals rather than just recipes. So next time I want that main dish, the side dishes are included. After you have created a menu, Say Mmm can auto-generate a shopping list based on certain days. You can also save checklists of staples, etc., to add quickly.

    (2) Say Mmm lets me decide which ingredients I want to include in a shopping list. This sounds a little ambiguous, I know! I actually did a blog post about making menus with Say Mmm though. You can check it out here!

    http://www.defrumpme.com/2011/09/tech-tuesday-making-menus-with-saymmm.html

    Also, the mobile version of Say Mmm is a website, so I'm sure it works perfectly on Android.

    Let me know if you have any other questions!

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