Monday, January 4, 2010


Notice anything different about my blog? No? Look around do you see it? Right over there to the right, above my “about me” section. There it is.

It is a new thing I am doing. No I am not selling it, I didn’t start it and it wasn’t even my idea, although I wish it was. What is it? Glad you asked. It is a meal planner. It gives you 7 meals and the ingredients and the directions to make the meal all on one page, and even more they give you a grocery list. They try to build the meals around super markets sales too. You can choose which grocery store (although they don’t have all of them), and there is even an option to customize the meals (if you are only cooking for two, or you are on a diet- weight watchers, carb conscience, fat free..Etc).

This weeks meal plan page

I can’t sing all of its praises yet because I have only done this one night, but I think it will be good for me. My main problem has always been coming up with the meals. I am not the world’s best cook (shocking I know). I do know my way around the kitchen and do know how to follow a recipe, and usually things turn out good even my first time making them. It is just that coming up with a meal plan isn’t easy for me. I don’t know what I want to eat today let alone for Friday. I am not a picky eater and will eat just about anything. There are things I don’t eat but that is for other reasons not because I don’t like them. (We weren’t allowed to “not like” foods at my house growing up). So this solves that problem for me. If you are like me then it may work for you too.

It does cost money (If you are interested let me know I found a coupon) . But it saves money too. It probably paid for itself just tonight, because instead of grabbing something on the way home from Jui jitsu like I wanted to, I went home and fixed what was on the meal plan for dinner tonight. What was it? It was BLT Salad (also had chicken in it) and Cheesy Tortilla strips. Adjusted to my family of course (turkey bacon and no ranch dressing on Judah’s). The real test was did the kids eat it. Judah ate his all and wanted more, he doesn’t like dressing on anything, Mayo, mustard, ketchup, and ranch, nothing on anything he eats I don’t know how the kid can eat a dry salad, but he put it on his tortilla strips like a BLT sandwich. Josiah ate all of his too. Hosea and Avrah didn’t eat much but Micah actually ate the chicken and the cheesy strips. It is normal for Avrah not to eat much at dinner, but Hosea usually eats and Micah usually doesn’t. Also let me add if you think turkey bacon is gross you are probably buying the wrong kind. The kind we had tonight was gross. Note to self and Jeremy don’t buy that kind again. Oscar Meyer/Butterball makes the best turkey bacon.

What is on the menu for tomorrow? Black eyed peas and ham with cornbread muffins and sliced pears. This is a crock pot meal (at least one meal a week is a crock pot and one is a 30 min meal). We are changing this one up a bit since Jeremy doesn’t care for black eyed peas I will be using Navy beans and will be using turkey ham (yes there is such a thing).

Wow I didn’t mean to talk so much about food. Guess I’m just excited. I’ll keep you updated on how it goes. I’m off to fold some laundry and watch my free redbox movie “paper heart”.


  1. That's an awesome system! And I LOVE turkey bacon=)

  2. Yay! I just found out about this site too from a friend of mine! My friend let me try out the menus she was using last week. She has a large family so she has the 7-day plan for 4-6 ppl. I can't decide if I want to do the 7-day menu and just using leftovers for lunches or 5 day menu for 2-3 ppl. So far I've only used 5 of the meals and those meals left me with leftovers that have lasted 3 days! I have 5 different tupperware bowls of meals in the fridge right now. And - I love Turkey Bacon too :)

  3. Oh and: I'm thinking specifically about the WW meal plan for 2 b/c Nick said today that he needs to lose weight too :) vs. the 7-day plan for 4-6+ for WW. Also, I would be intersted in a coupon...

  4. I get it. It sounds interesting! Let me know how it works for you!


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