What's One Thing Impossible to Agree on? Units of Measurement.
Metric vs. imperial --> if there's one thing that continues to confuse just about anyone and everyone it's units of measurement! This can cause obvious confusion and annoyance when it comes to recipes, and thus how your grocery list turns out.
What if there was an easy way to customize your grocery list to make sense to YOU - each and every time?
Sounds like a lot of work, but it isn't.
I'll admit, as the Director of Community at Meal Garden, I get several emails asking about the units of measurement - specially as it relates to our automatic grocery list generator.
"I don't understand my list...it doesn't make sense to have oats in grams...I want it to say the amount in CUPS - that's what's on the recipe, and that's what I can easily visualize when I'm in the store shopping."
I HEAR YOU PEOPLE!
And guess what? I agree.
So, I went straight to our Founder of Meal Garden, Vlad, and told him: CHANGE IT!
Vlad, being an intelligent (although often stubborn) guy, explained that oats, for example, are not sold in "cups" but rather in grams. Hence, that is why they are listed as such in the grocery list.
Okay, so maybe he's right...
BUT STILL! I personally don't "visualize" my oats in grams...10 grams...100 grams...I really don't know what either of those amounts look like. However embarrassing it may be, I have no clue.
Cups, on the other hand, is easy for me to interpret and "eyeball".
SO I JUST WANT MY OATS LISTED IN CUPS - ALWAYS! IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK?!?!
Apparently, I need not cry, as we already have that option in Meal Garden...
Easily enough, all it takes is changing the unit of measurement --> directly on the list!
BUT WAIT: I don't want to have to do this every time! #Annoying
Oh, Vlad thought of that too...
Apparently, every time you change the unit of measurement for a particular item on your list (for instance oats in cups), Meal Garden will REMEMBER that, and use that same measurement for that particular item EACH AND EVERY TIME --> EACH AND EVERY WEEK. No need to repeat the extremely hard and daunting task of clicking on your preferred measurement. Do it once, and you're done for life.
I guess maybe I should stop complaining now.
How about you?! Did you know how easy our grocery list makes it to SIMPLIFY your life (or at least units of measurement...)? Looking forward to your thoughts!