Let's face it, out here there are basically two kinds of homemakers. The ones who shop once or twice a month and have basically the same few meals regularly. The other's run to the grocery store every day or two, order out regularly, and eat out a lot. #1 would like something new occasionally but is stuck in a rut. #2 is stressed out, overspending, and concerned about her families deteriorating health.
I've dreamed of having a full menu plan and budget in the works. I would know what's for dinner every day and if company showed up unexpectedly, I'd just pull something out of the freezer and pop it in the oven. In reality I'm a mix. Going to the store is tiring to me and I can think of so many other things I'd rather be doing. Now that we have the internet and so much available to be delivered to the door, I rarely go shopping at all. Hubby is a sweetheart and stops in for perishables and catches sales when he goes through town and we are in need. Regardless, I still find myself either in a rut or having no idea what's for dinner, especially since our family has differing food allergies and dietary needs.
- Lunch Box, Family Friendly, THM (Trim Healthy Mom) and Gluten Free Lunches
- Family Friendly, THM and Gluten Free Breakfasts
- Cheat & Eat - Breakfast & Lunch (no recipe needed!)
- Family Friendly, THM and Gluten Free Snacks
- Cooking With Kids
- Dessert of the Week (Family Friendly, THM & Gluten Free)
Build a Menu will help save money because it tallies your approximate cost as you are selecting recipes and menu options. You print out the recipes and the itemized grocery list (organized by category) to take to the store with you. This service helps take the guess work out of your grocery budget.
For every member who joins, the Build A Menu team donates to an orphan care charity every single month that member stays with the service.