Site Administration Saturday and Retro Saturday, Now All in One

Heather says:

Shortly before Thanksgiving I was contacted by Brian Hutchins of His site helps make planning the weekly menu and shopping list easier. We’re working together to add this functionality to all the Home Ec 101 Recipes. I have a master page with all the recipes and grocery lists, but be aware that they are a work in progress, some may not be complete at this time. Don’t worry, I will let you know when they are.

My hope is to soon provide weekly menus and printable shopping lists that are only a click away for Home Ec 101 readers. We’re still working out the details of importing all of the recipes and adding the links to the automated shopping lists where they belong, but this feature should soon be available.

I asked on Facebook –you are a fan, right?-  if there was interest in a Countdown to Christmas email list, some of you responded favorably, but the reality is I don’t think I have time to provide one as detailed as the Countdown to Turkey Day Series. I’ll begin work on it this year, but I don’t want to accidentally omit important items and leave you disappointed. I think I can have it done in plenty of time for next year’s Advent Season. I hope you aren’t too sorely disappointed. For those of you of other religious affiliations, I’m not looking to make anyone feel left out, but I just don’t know the cultures / traditions well enough to offer advice for your major holidays.

On to the Retro Saturday where we dive into this week of Home Ec 101 in years past.

In 2009 I finally published a guide on How to Fry an Egg.

2008 brought a recipe for Italian pork chops and Ivy wrote a wonderful post for mothers: Do Not Let Your Sons Be Victims of Learned Incompetence.

How to Make Beef Stew was a hit back in December of 2007 and is still one of the most popular posts on this site according to Google anyhow. Thankfully my photography skills have improved over the last few years. Keep that in mind.

How was your week?


  1. Mrs. Jen B on December 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Oh my gosh, that article by Ivy needs to be printed in every magazine in the entire world. We joke about this all the time, about how we're going to raise our children the way I was raised and not the way my brothers were raised. It's amazing that we were even raised in the same household.

    • HeatherSolos on December 4, 2010 at 11:17 pm

      I'm kind of glad I didn't grow up with any brothers, myself.

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