- Ease of Preparation
- Weight Friendliness
- Maddie Friendliness
- Cost of Ingredients
Ease of Preparation: Work nights, I tend to prefer easier recipes. This rating allows me to sort through easier recipes on nights when I just won't have a lot of time.
Weight Friendliness: I am someone who has struggled with my weight since I was a teenager. I consider myself someone with an eating disorder. This rating allows me to search for recipes that are better for me. These tend to be my every day meals. I do like to have not so good recipes once or twice a week, though. ;) I will also list weight watchers points.
Maddie Friendliness: Maddie is my daughter. This rating is based on how she responded to the meal. She is a toddler and kind of picky, so this is also a crucial score for whether a meal becomes a regular meal at my house.
Cost of Ingredients: I have a budget for this house, so this score helps me to choose recipes that will not make me cry at the checkout counter.
How do I use these ratings? Well, I actually have a spreadsheet with all of the dishes I've prepared and their ratings that I can sort through if I'm looking for an old standby to prepare. The spreadsheet also helps me because I list main ingredients so if I'm looking for a way to use up stuff hanging out in my refrigerator, it provides an easy way to do that.