Tuesday, March 23, 2010 by Emily Boyd
If I decide that I want to cook a meal (which I cook on a regular basis and has a long list of ingredients) I send an e-mail to the RTM Import e-mail address containing the full list of ingredients to be added to my RTM Grocery List.
However, to save typing this e-mail every time I want to cook this dish I've saved the list of ingredients as a 'canned response' in Gmail so, if I want to load this meal into my grocery list I just go to Gmail and select this 'canned response', send it to RTM and within a few seconds the ingredients have loaded into my grocery list.
I can then go to my store cupboard, complete the items which I already have (such as balsamic vinegar, olive oil etc) and I'm left with the list of items which I need to get from the store which I can complete as I put them in my trolley using the RTM iPhone app.
This could be used for any event for which you need a standard set of items. Say you were going camping, you could have a 'canned response' e-mail containing Tent, Mini Cooker, Walking Boots, Mosquito Spray etc.
Thanks for sharing this tip, michael.stainthorpe! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week. :)
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