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Escaping 'What's for Dinner?' (x-post)

January 16th, 2007 at 02:43 am

DH cooked dinner every night from early in my pregnancy until our son was about 10 months old. He's such a great cook, and he volunteered, so who was I to mess with a good thing? But he had to start putting in really long hours on a work project, so I decided I would start making more of an effort in the kitchen.

I discovered that the actual cooking isn't that much of a chore, but I absolutely hate figuring out what to make from the ingredients on hand. I even hate it when DH asks me, "What would you like me to make you for dinner?" I'm just too lazy to sit down and come up with a menu for the week before going to the grocery store.

Believe it or not, I found the perfect solution on the internet, and thought some of you might be interested: www.savingdinner.com

For a $10 subscription, every week the site emails me 6 recipes and, very key, the grocery list to go with them. Every recipe has been simple, quick (< 30 minutes), healthy, and very flavorful. You can choose between 2, 4, or 6 servings, and between regular, low carb, heart healthy, vegetarian, frugal, crock pot, and weight loss menus.

I've been using it about 4 months now, and have seen our grocery bills fall by 25%.

Everyone has their own system, but this one really works for me!

1 Responses to “Escaping 'What's for Dinner?' (x-post)”

  1. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Now that you are used to it. Keep the records and cancel the $10 subscription. Put it on index cards, stick it on a board weekly and rotate. That's how we have learned to do things. We experiemented a lot with our cooking and have staples on hand to cook when we're tired.

    We really were broke before so our choices were much more limited than now. Now we can afford meat again. So I'm happy to report I can easily go 2 weeks to a month without repeating receipes. But I do because usually I buy what's on sale and cook around that.

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