Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Relish A Review and Giveaway for Your Dinner Table



Here is the email I received from Relish

Meal planning just got a million percent easier. And cheaper.

Until we can all afford our own personal chefs, the next best thing is easily Relish!, a truly cool meal-planning service for busy parents.

This easy to use (really), mom-run website helps you prepare healthy, creative meals every week!  You pick from a ton of excellent tested recipes, a very cleverly organized grocery list is automatically created, then all you do is hit the store for five days worth of home-cooked meals--not one of which takes more than 30 minutes to prepare.

You'll find a whole lot to choose from including freezer meals, vegetarian menus, super-quick and slow cooker recipes.  And you’ll find tons of kid’s faves that don't include the word "nugget."

For subscriptions at $7 a month, you'll end up with five complete dinners for a family of four running you less than $85. Between the money savings and the anxiety savings, you’re coming out way ahead.

Color me impressed! Feeding a family of for for a week under $85.00! Wow now that is something I can stand behind.

I was giving a coupon to redeem so that I could conduct this review. I hit the link and was brought to the home page which lets me know the following:

  • Each week you choose five entrees to make for the week.

  • All dinners are kitchen-tested (no more disasters) and take 30 minutes or less prep.

  • The comprehensive grocery list makes grocery shopping a snap. [View a grocery list]

  • 5 dinners and sides cost less than $85 per week at the grocery store. You will notice substantial savings by sticking to a list!

  • A Relish! subscription is only $7 per month.

  • Monthly freezer menus are included in the subscription, plus much more [read on]
And they have an app for your phone!

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Need Gluten Free? Guess what, they have that too!

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Here is the list and links for the plans. Halloween is right around the corner so I headed there. I have two school parties to prepare for.

Ok, I'm back. My first impression: Organization. There is nothing better than organization when you are a mom and need things to run smoothly.

Everything was broken down for me

What You Need but May Already Have - Lists the pantry items and cookie cutters.
The Grocery Lists for the 4 recipes were broken down by department (meat, produce, canned goods, and more) The lists tell you exactly how much of everything you will need and are very detailed.

BTW: I am totally making this Black Halloween Punch with Floating Eye Balls.

So cool!

Beside the awesome nightly meals which are all mapped out for you there is a feature I have not seen before and I am dying to try it.

Relish has a dinner and a movie type menu plan. They give you the name of the movie, the actors, the storyline and a menu plan to coinincede with the movie. For instance. Bed Time Stories with Adam Sandler.

The menu plan includes: Bugsy Bacon Burgers, Friday Night Fries, Nottingham Nosh with Creamy Dill Dip, Sleepytime S'mores and of course (if you saw the movies) gumballs. I love this. What a fabulous idea for sleepovers.


After the fun of exploring Dinner and A Movie I headed over to "weekly menu". Over here you select how many people you are feeding. Then you pick out 5 entrees and 1 dessert. Each recipe has a guide next to it where you can see which recipes are kid friendly, low in calories, vegetarian and more.

$7.00 a month and so many options for meals that will take the thinking part out of your nightly delimia of what do I make for dinner + the organization to keep it all together. It sounds like a steal to me.

Relish has bestowed on me the honor of giving one of my readers the chance to try their services out with a very generous one year subscription.



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