I was in need of some new ideas for dinners -- I was really tired of the regular rotations in our dinner menus.
So I found this program called E-MEALZ Easy Meals for Busy and Frugal Families. For $5.00 per month, you receive a weekly menu plan along with the coordinating shopping list. I have unique challenges as I have finicky eaters in the family. For example, one doesn't eat chicken another doesn't eat ground beef. That alone eliminates a bunch of recipes. I knew that with the limited range of recipes that my family would eat, that I probably wouldn't be able to follow their plan every day, but I have been using it for about three weeks and have found each week two to three recipes to try. The weekly plan offers a wide variety of menus and the recipes are easy to follow and easy to make. They offer many menu plan options to choose from. I choose the any store plan but there are also shopping plans for certain stores like Walmart, Publix, Krogers and others. These plans coordinate the menus with what is on sale that week at that store to maximize savings. There are also diet options, like low carb, low fat or point system plans. They allow you to switch plans one time if desired and I plan to sometime switch to the vegetarian plan as one of my daughters would like to be vegetarian. I am not really someone who naturally can plan ahead nor do I have the time, therefore having someone do this weekly meal plan for me is very helpful. Check out the e-mealz plan for yourself. If you or your family like a wide range of foods, this would be even more helpful to you.