Back in March I blogged that I joined the "E-Mealz" program. It's $15 every 90 days. I am supplied a list that provides recipes & shopping list for 7 planned dinners. I am currently using the "family" plan which feeds 4-6 people. I am only feeding 3 adults, and it's still a LOT of food.
Anyway....We have been deligently using the "program" and I am pleased to report that 90-98% of the recipes are really VERY GOOD. I have not been able to match the shopping list to the EXACT price they have listed, but I come within $5. Most of the menu's that I have used have been under $85 for the whole week. $85 is STILL pretty good, seeing as I NORMALLY spend $175 to $230. Keep in mind that includes all the other "stuff" I buy...like dog food, staples, toiletries...etc. With the "E-Mealz" menu's I am saving a whole lot more money!
DD#1 will be moving out sometime next month, once her house is painted & chainlink fencing is installed, and I am going to change my subscription to the "2 Person" menu. I looked at the sample of the 2 person menu on the E-Mealz website & it shows 5 meals for 2 people and the total cost (get this...) under $40. That is awesome.
It makes me think though....I have wasted a lot of $$$ on FOOD. Just FOOD. If I can do it with this program, I should have been more miserly & been able to do it myself! But, since I am not smart enough (nor do I want to exert the effort) to "do" it all on my own, it is worthwhile to spend the $5 per month to be spoonfed (pun intended...) a list with recipes, directions and shopping list!
The menu's sure have been putting a lot of variety into our diets. This week we had Cheesy Chicken and Vegetables and another chicken dish called Chicken & Stuffing Casserole. Both were excellent. We gave them a 9.0 !
If you are looking for a deal or a break, and also want to try & save some $$, then you should think about joining the program. I'm not affiliated, I'm just a happy camper.
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