What's for dinner?
Hmmm? I'm not sure most of the time.
Because life is so busy, sometimes I barely have time to go to the grocery store. If I'm honest, I always put off the things I like least, and grocery shopping is one of those things. Don't get me wrong. I love to cook, it's just the planning, coupon hunting, label reading, and shopping I don't like.
This year, Dan and I decided to try something radical. First, we had already tried three companies who deliver boxed meals pre-cut and proportioned and all that's left is the cooking. This didn't work for us at all. Either we didn't like the meals or some of the food would go bad before I could use it all. Not to mention, most are way over priced for what you get in the box.
What was the best decision ever?
We went with a menu planning service. So far, the best decision I've made to manage my home in a long time! That's why I wanted to share it with you in this month's blog.
First, let me say that grocery shopping has come a long way. Many local stores have now created one-click shopping which is a great way to save time. Shop on-line, click it into the cart, set up a pick up time, and they bring your groceries to the car. My only problem with this concept is choosing the right products since I can't actually touch them, read them, and economically choose them in person. Clearly, the grocery-gathering team at your local store is probably not as interested in managing your budget or your health as you are.
Believe it or not, that one-click shopping could be more effective and save you more time and money if you went with a menu planning membership. After doing a lot of research, and trying a few free-trial short term on-line memberships, I found the one I love. It's called "Relish, Relish". You can find it here: https://www.relishrelish.com/relish-home/
This is what I love....
If you are in a "What's for Dinner" rut, I highly recommend a menu service membership. Don't forget to look for an online coupon for the membership before purchase. I actually got my membership for half-price with a coupon from retailmenot.com.
Happy Shopping! Happy Cooking!