Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wyoming Two Track

16x20 oil on canvas
It's been awhile. You may have wondered where I've been or what I've been up to. It's a bit of a long story, but I'll keep it short.

I've been working on another endeavor. It began in August. Have you ever wondered what on earth you were going to make for supper? That question hung over my head for years! I would work at home all day only to step into the kitchen about 4:30 and remember we had to eat and it was my job to figure it all out. Everyone I know faces this. So I decided to do something about it.

I launched a meal planning service called one-1-five. Let me explain. One-1-five stands for one short list, one quick trip, five stress free dinners. In a nutshell it's a service you subscribe to by visiting the website and signing up. Or you can download a one week sample for free.

The idea is to be able to make stress free dinners because it's all planned out for you. A subscriber gets a weekly email newsletter containing descriptions and photos of the meals and a link to a downloadable set of recipes and the short shopping list (24 items) to make them. No hard to find ingredients (I shop at Walmart), no fake food in a box (it's fresh), no stressing about what to have for dinner anymore. I call it "The answer to 'What's for dinner?'.

And the reason Wyoming Two Track is the first thing I've painted since August? I've spent that time developing enough recipes and menus that a subscriber won't be repeating a meal for 3 months, unless they like some of them so much they have to make them again. And then I'm always adding new recipes as I find them.

So, now when I do paint - like last week when I painted the above commission - and I walk into the kitchen and remember my husband will be home soon and supper needs to get started . . . I just get out my one-1-five recipes! In 30 minutes supper is on the table. Stress free. And yummy!

The mission? To restore joy to the dinner table one stress free meal at a time.

How bout you? Do you struggle with this very practical aspect of life as an artist or otherwise?
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