Menu Plan Monday ~ July 16/12 + giveaway!!! (closed)
This giveaway is now closed. The winner is #57 Sophia!
Hi everyone! I made it to Ontario!! Of course in typical travel fashion for me it wasn’t completely without incident. If you’ve been here for any length of time you know that whenever I travel something ALWAYS goes wrong. It just doesn’t matter how organized I am, things happen that I don’t anticipate. This year my darling 12 yr old food allergic child who never goes anywhere without his Epi-pen/Benedryl pouch, forgot said pouch in the car and didn’t realize until we were through security. Anyone with a food allergic child will understand the level of anxiety I went through upon finding this out. I immediately jumped into problem-solver mode and scoured the airport stores for some Benedryl to take with us. Of course none was to be found but I did find out the airplane had some on board which made me feel better. I also wiped his entire seat down on the plane and didn’t let him eat anything except what we brought. We made it through with no problems but gosh I’m not sure I breathed the entire way. We have since been to the clinic and gotten two more Epi-pens so all is well again. I have never once had a smooth trip anywhere without any hassles no matter how prepared I think I am. Sigh. You see being organized doesn’t mean I’m perfect that is for sure.
This view from our rented vacation cottage has allowed the relaxing to commence. So peaceful!
So this week I’ve got another giveaway for you. This one will be open to everyone and you just have to submit a comment on this post to enter. Easy peasey. Have you heard of the menu planning service, Food on the Table? Food on the Table is an online budget meal planning service designed to help families eat better and save money. Their meal planner template combines weekly sales from your local grocery store with your family’s food preferences. What this gives you is a meal planning template that is ideal for creating a family-friendly and healthy meal plan based on kid-friendly recipes hand-picked by their chefs. Then, they send you to the store with a printable grocery list that can also be viewed on your smartphone.
How it works:
First, you select your local grocery store. Then, you tap off your food preferences, even including dietary restrictions like Gluten Free, Low Carb, and Low Fat. Then, they recommend recipes based on those preferences and the sales at your store. Add those meals to your plan and the items go to the grocery list, showing you exactly what’s on sale. There is also a tab dedicated to all the sales in the grocery store.
Food on the Table is free to plan three meals per week. If you want to plan more, you will need to upgrade to premium. Today, we’re giving away a year of premium for free, plus a $25 gift card at your favorite grocery store. Simply leave a comment on this post, prior to July 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm PST, to enter for your chance to win. Open to everyone however please know the stores won’t be applicable to your area if you are outside the US. They do hope to expand internationally in the next few years.
Also find Food on the Table on Facebook.
Here’s what we’ll be eating this week:
Monday: Spaghetti, garlic bread and salad
Tuesday: Fuss Free Ravioli and Cheese Bake and salad
Wednesday: Pork Chops, rice and veggies
Thursday: Steak, chicken, baked potatoes and veggies
Friday: Cheesy Ham & Pasta Bake
Saturday: Pepperoni Pizza Pie
Sunday: Leftover Extravaganza
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK? JOIN US!
Menu Plan Guidelines, banner selections and recipe helpers are here.
More family favorite recipes here.