I have a friend who swears by the service offered by Saving Dinner. For a small fee you get a subscription that is tailored to your family (number of people/general dietary category) which includes menus, recipes, and a detailed shopping list, all keyed in to sound nutrition and seasonal considerations. They have the freedom to recycle family favorites, but also get to try all sorts of new things.
Except for the number of family members, I'm pretty sure my friend could have written this testimonial:
Just wanted to let you know how Menu Mailer has improved my life…We are a household of 2 adults, both working full time jobs, no kids, so meals ‘should’ be easy. Right? WRONG!!! Since the menu mailer has come into our lives:
- We have cut our fast food consumption by about 80%.
- I have cut grocery shopping time by at least 80%. I don’t buy food that looks good in the store, but ends up spoiling because I have no real plan for it
- I’m out of the same-old-thing for dinner rut
Your recipes are versatile enough to be cut in half, or eaten as another entire meal. So, I’m cooking 2-3 times a week, and having a ready-made meal waiting for the other days. The variety of flavors, many of which I’d never considered putting together before, have been wonderful.
- I’m feeling good about taking control of our nutrition, and cutting out the artificial garbage from processed food.
Best of all, we don’t spend an hour playing the “what do you want to do for dinner game.” “What do you want?” “I don’t care, what do you want?” and on and on until we end up running out to grab something quick, mediocre, and unfulfilling. So, you don’t need to have a big family to find huge rewards from the menu mailer.
Try the Daily Dish offer on their home page to get a week of sample menus and shopping lists.