Hey my gorgeous fellow menu planners. I’ve got a great piece of advice for you today. If you plan on making jello in a heart shaped cake pan for say something like Valentine’s Day and get so excited at how thrilled you know your family will be when they see it, I’m here to tell you, just don’t do it. Because when you try to flip out the jello onto a pan thinking how easy it will be, because well you greased the pan and all, just be warned it will not work out and you will be left with something that more closely resembles canned dog food than a heart shaped anything. I’m just saying. I may or may not be talking from experience here :)
On a much brighter note, this pink Mother Goose Popcorn recipe that I got from Your Homebased Mom worked out beautifully and totally saved the day. If you aren’t reading Leigh Anne’s blog you really must, her recipes are amazing with such beautiful pictures to go with them. Delicious sugary, buttery pink tinted popcorn. Yummy!
Okay you all know how much I love ya right and how I absolutely love that you menu plan with me and are so encouraging with one another and thoughtful sharing your recipes. These are just some of the reasons I love to hold giveaways, related to menu planning, on the occasional Monday here. Just for you, menu planners, new and old. This week I am so excited to share a new to me site (and seriously how did I not know this site even existed until last week!) that is helping families everywhere with their menu planning service. The site is called Relish! and the fact that they have an exclamation point behind their name just makes me giddy because you may or may not have noticed that I like to use! an! exclamation! point! on occasion!!!
Relish! offers weekly dinner menus customized to your taste. Each week you are emailed a selection of about 15 different menus to choose five from plus one dessert. The menu items offer a variety of recipes with something for everyone including vegetarian and kid friendly. The recipes look delicious! Once you have made your selections you are provided with a matching grocery list in pdf format to print out and take with you to the grocery store. All this for $7.00 a month. Also, and I couldn’t believe it when I saw it, Relish! offers a gluten-free menu planning service for $10 a month. I’ve never seen anything like this offered before, very cool!
Today, Relish! has kindly offered to giveaway a TWELVE MONTH GIFT CERTIFICATE to one lucky Menu Plan Monday participant! Imagine a full year of menu planning done for you, woohoo!! All you have to do to be eligible is post your weekly menu plan and link up to Mr. Linky below by Tuesday, Feb 17th at 6:00 PST. One winner will be selected at random from the Mr. Linky list (not the comments). Good luck!
This is what my family will be eating this week:
Monday: Hearty Pasta Tomato Soup with whole wheat baguette
Tuesday: Yummy (un-fried) Chicken Legs @ The Happy Housewife
Wednesday: Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes and Ham @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen
Thursday: Leftover buffet
Friday: Mushroom and Ricotta Lasagna Noodles @ Relish!
Saturday: Hoison and Honey Pork Tenderloin @ Kitchen Parade
Simple Supper Sunday
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?
Menu Plan Monday guidelines and banner selections found here.