Retaking Homemade Movement!

I love the internet…it makes the whole “and they told two friends…and they told two friends…and so on…and so on…” so tangible and fabulous…

So I’m reading Pantry Eats, and she sends me over to Pots n Plots, which I’d never read before but certainly will in the future. I love this woman: “What, do they think we foodies chain ourselves to the stove and sweat over our meals every night?  Do they think we don’t have jobs and families and other responsibilities?  Please.  I don’t have time to slave.  My hubby will tell you I don’t do it more than once a week, if that.  Yet I put a real, homemade, from scratch meal on the table almost every night of the week (we’re human, we order pizza and chinese and deli takeout from time to time too).”

She’s got me beat on the every night homemade thing, unless pasta with sauce out of a jar counts as “homemade.” I dunno, maybe it does, considering Pizza Hut is trying to convince us to buy their ready-made pastas now.  Anyway…This is her proposal:

I am proposing that we start a movement, people!  To teach people that good food does not have to be complicated or come from a box.  That you can put a meal using fresh, healthy ingredients on the table in the same amount or less time than it takes to open those boxes and cans and microwave dinners :shudder:  To show them that it doesn’t have to be complicated or creepy or topped with freaking potato chips (seriously y’all, someone recently suggested to me a casserole topped with Cheetos, ugh!).  I want to start a movement wherein we RETAKE THE TERM HOMEMADE!

How do I propose we do this?  Well, I have a few ideas.

1) I propose we foodies all adopt a Twitter hashtag of #retakehomemade for any time we are talking about easy, simple recipes.

2) I propose we challenge ourselves to come up with recipes in 140 characters or less (yeah I haven’t tried this yet, but it’s a thought).  Something along the lines of “burrito filling: chicken breasts, jar of salsa, pack of taco seasoning, crock pot 6 hours low  #retakehomemade”.  That comes out to about 110 characters.

3) I propose that I host a weekly roundup (maybe on Saturdays) here at Pots and Plots, similar to Ruth’s Presto Pasta Nights.  Y’all would send me the link to your post and the image for that week.  If it catches on then we could do a rotating host, again like PPN.  The focus here is on everyday meals that even the most harried housewife could throw together after a long day at work (or in the crock pot before work), using simple ingredients that would be found in  your local small-town Walmart or grocery store.

(Ooh! Presto Pasta Nights! Okay, that’s gonna get bookmarked for sure. Look at all those yummy pasta recipes…)

This is an awesome idea. I thus far have withheld from using Twitter, but for this woman I might be willing to start.  Or just keep checking her blog for how it goes…what a great idea!

Click on the link! Yes, just give it a click. And join the revolution.

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Posted on June 28, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wow–that’s some undertaking! I make homemade virutally always, but I don’t know that I could talk @ it in 140 characters or less. 🙂

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