Well, after all that reluctance, I've been so happy with this board. Here are the two ways I've been using it:
• Fridge and freezer reminder. When we have leftovers or ingredients that should be used up soon, my husband or I put a note on this board and it helps us remember the food that is in the fridge before we open something new.
• Dinner menu rundown. I find it really helpful to jot down the menu on the board while cooking a big dinner. Sometimes I'll forget a detail or two, or get caught up in one thing for too long. It's helpful to turn around and orient myself by glancing at the whole menu, written down in one place. And it's very satisfying to cross things off as I finish them!
Do you have a writeboard of some kind in your kitchen? Is it useful? If so, how do you find yourself using it?
(Images: Faith Durand)