Your life is probably full of schedules that can be managed more easily when you group them together. Sure the most obvious schedules are sports or child care, but in addition to those, there are lots of things that are easier to keep track of when you can see, enter and edit them all in one place.
The Cozi Schedule feature is great for this.
For example, let's say your PTA has four different events coming up: Auction, Teacher Appreciation, Carnival and a Bake sale. You can create a schedule called "PTA events," and enter them all using Cozi Schedules. Then, if you decide to volunteer for one or more of those events, you can easily see how spread out they are, and how much you can realistically take on.
All the details on how to use the Schedule feature are in this quick video :
The fun part:
Enter a NEW schedule or UPDATE a schedule in Cozi Schedules and you are automatically eligible to win a $100 grocery card. (Any grocery store you choose that has a gift card program is included.)
Tell us you did it by sending an email to [email protected] As always, it's the honor system here at Cozi, so we're just going to trust that our families do what they say and say what they do.
- THREE winners will be chosen at random from among all valid entries
- Contest closes on March 31st, 2012 and winners will be chosen by April 9th, 2012
- Winners will be notified by email so be sure to use an email address you actually check
- Only residents of the USA are eligible (RI residents are excluded) This is due to sweepstakes fees and laws that we do not control. Sorry!
If you have any questions or complaints, feel free to leave them in the comments below. We will read them all and respond to as many as we can.
Planning meals for the week ahead is a no-brainer if you want relief from making a dinner decision at 4pm every day (the hard part is remembering to sit down and do it!). If you already plan meals in Cozi, or have been thinking of checking it out, here are three things to keep in mind:
1. Use your meal history to make future planning a snap
Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and look at the dinners I made on a random week last year, or even five years ago. I have a feeling there are dinners we've made and loved, and were maybe even go-to meals for a few months, but we've just forgotten about them!
One of my favorite things about Cozi Meals is that you can see the meals you planned on days in the past. This meal history is an incredibly useful reference. Next time you're stuck for ideas, just scroll back through your history and grab an idea you haven't made in awhile. (I've even found myself filling in meals after the fact so I keep a good record for future planning.)
To view your meal history, go to your dinner plan in Cozi Meals. Move the scroll bar up to the very top and you'll see the link "View previous days". Click that link and you'll be placed on the previous Sunday. Each time you click "View previous days" you will be taken back another week.
2. Categorize your recipes with tags
Tags can be attached to any recipe to help you find recipes of a certain type later. You might want to see all your vegetarian recipes for meatless night, see your 'good for company' recipes for the night guests are coming, or see all the meals that your 'kids love' for those nights when you aren't up for a negotiation about what's for dinner.
To tag recipes, click on "Our recipe notes" on the right hand side of any recipe. You'll see a few pre-loaded tags (family favorite, kids love, really easy, tastes amazing) and a Tags entry field where you can add a new tag like vegetarian, chicken, or slow cooker. You can add multiple tags to each recipe and each time one is added, it will appear on your note card. When you're done, click Save on the menu bar above your recipe.
Once you've added tags to your recipes, you can view all recipes with that tag by typing in the tag name in the Search box in the upper right corner.
3. Try the top 3 recipes in Cozi Picks
It's always nice to get new dinner recipe ideas, especially when they are slam dunks. These three recipes are the most popular in Cozi Picks, so chances are your family will dig them, too.
Now, if you are one of the many who want to plan meals but can't seem to remember, make an appointment now for this Sunday, over a cup of coffee, to get the weeks' meals set.
The Cozi Family Dinner Club is all about teaming up to make dinner: sharing ideas and simplifying meal planning to help you get dinner on the table. Once a month, members get recipes sent to their inbox (the email is a great reminder to plan meals for the week or month ahead) plus members are eligible for our monthly giveaways.
February Recipe Selections:
Clicking the recipe title takes you over to Cozi Meals where you can save it to your recipe box, plan the meal, and add ingredients to your shopping list.
Thanks to Dinner Club member Nicole B. for sharing this great one-pot meal. The flavors are amazing and she says it makes the BEST leftovers. Make it for company - your guests will love it!
What a fun food for the family! Dinner Club member Amy R. shared this one because it's quick to prepare and the single servings are super easy to freeze for future meals or snacks. Thanks for sharing, Amy!
If you like what you see, check out all our previous Dinner Club selections.
Through Friday, Feb 24, be on the lookout for a little Golden Ticket in your Cozi mobile app.
You won't get to meet Johnny Depp (like in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), but you will win a $100 gift card you can spend on anything you want! Just use your Cozi mobile app and as you hop around, watch for an ad that's a Cozi Golden Ticket. It looks like this:
Find it, and you're a winner!
How many people will win? There will be five winners.
What’s the prize? A $100 Tango Card gift card you can use for pretty much anything.
When does it end? The game ends on Feb 24, 2012.
What do I have to do again? All you need to do to win is click on the Cozi Golden Ticket if you see it.
Who is eligible? Open to legal residents of the U.S. except Rhode Island, 18 years of age or older at time of entry.
Posted on February 17, 2012, 5:15 pm in Featured