It’s a question that every woman dreads. What is this dreaded, awful question?
“Hey Mom,What’s for dinner?”
Nothing exhausts me more than having to think about whats for dinner! Pinterest gives us endless amounts of inspiration on how to make gourmet everything in just 3 short hours-not including time at the grocery stores to find all the random spices and “accessories” for these fancy recipes.
I may not work outside the home, but it’s not like I sit around all day just pondering what beautiful meal I’m going to make that night. I have a 14 month old that may very well be part Tasmanian Devil and keeping him entertained is enough to worry about! So, what to do when it comes to dinner decisions? I can’t neglect my child, yet everyone has to eat.
Time for a new plan and that new plan is Relish. I’m not talking about that tasty green stuff on top of your hot dog, I’m talking about the amazing online meal planning website that not only gives you awesome meal suggestions, but also provides a detailed grocery list broken down by what section of the store that item is in!
I don’t mind grocery shopping. The problem is that no matter how organized I think I am, I still end up wandering the aisles and usually end up forgetting at least one item. Relish solves that problem. Each week you’re provided with a menu of tasty meals complete with side dishes and nutrition facts. Don’t want something on the menu? No big deal, swap it out for something else and your grocery list automatically updates!
Additionally, you can search their recipe database if you’re in the mood for something in particular or you just want to use something up before it goes bad. You can search specifically for kid-friendly, low cal, quick, vegetarian, morning prep, simple gourmet, $12 dinners (yes, just $12 for 4 servings!), and my personal favorites: Desserts and slow cookers. Do you have a smaller family? No problem, you can adjust the serving size to 2, 4, 6, or 8 servings and the recipes and grocery list adjust accordingly!
It’s fall, it’s getting cooler outside and if you’re like me you LOVE how dinner cooking in the slow cooker all day can make your house smell fantastic! A quick prep in the morning and you’re done. No dinner rush, no last minute trip through the drive thru. Want to see a meal I threw together using the Relish website? I made a delicious meal of Chicken and Snow Pea Stir Fry The baby gobbled it right up, definitely making it a kid friendly meal!
The best part about the timing of this review is that it’s the holiday season. Not only are there recipes for side dishes for holiday meals, there are also desserts and all kinds of holiday meal plans! Need quick easy meals for when family is in town? There are pages of recipes for freezer meals. You can make them ahead of time, attach the label with cooking instructions provided by Relish and stick them in the freezer. This is also a great option for leftovers. Simply type in the ingredient you have excess of and find an appropriate freezer recipe and viola! Done. It really doesn’t get any easier than that.
Get a subscription to Relish!
You can grab a year subscription to Relish for only $58.80, but if you hop over right now, you can get a 15% discount when you use the code: 5MINUTES in the promo box.
Enter to win a Cuisinart Slow Cooker
Relish is going to help your weeknight dinners happen in a flash by giving away this awesome Cuisinart 6.5 quart slow cooker. Touchpad control panel with digital LCD offers cooking accuracy on warm, simmer, low or high settings. 24-hour timer with four heat settings automatically switches to warm when cooking is complete. Removable black ceramic pot and stainless-rimmed glass lid with chrome-plated knob go straight to the table
Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this slow cooker. This giveaway is a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom Christmas Giveaway 2012. Please follow the link for more information, as well as for a complete list of all giveaways as they post throughout the month of November. Entries for all giveaways will close Sunday, December 2nd at 7pm CST. Winners will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winners Tuesday, December 4th. We will email winners at the address accompanying the winning comments.
Kristin is a 20-something stay at home mama to her sweet little boy B. She’s been married to for almost 5 years now. They originally hail from the Midwest, but now live in the metro area of Phoenix, AZ. She loves cloth diapering, baby-wearing, and being as eco-friendly as possible.