In our house we hit the same wall every Sunday night: what on earth are we going to cook for dinner this week? Roger is our designated cook and even though he's quite a wiz in the kitchen that doesn't mean we don't get burned out eating the same meals week after week. We needed a way to break out of our rut and find creative, easy ideas for dinner. Enter Relish!
Brought to our table by The Parent Bloggers Network, the opportunity to try Relish! excited us. You mean someone will give us tasty suggestions of what to eat each week and they'll tell us how to make it and what to buy for each recipe? And it only costs $7 a month? SIGN ME UP!
The Web site provides a weekly selection of menus and an accompanying legend that designates what type of meal it is (Crockpot, Kid Friendly, Lower Calorie, Morning Prep needed, Quick, Simple Gourmet, and Vegetarian). You make your picks (up to five out of the 15 selections), select how many servings you need, click "create your custom menu," and you're provided with your shopping list for the week as well as recipes for all meals. Each recipe takes 30 minutes or less to prepare and it comes with nutritional information so you can see exactly how many calories, fat grams, etc. are in each serving.
All of the recipes we tried were great but our favorite was the Chipotle Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Sweet Potato Fries. We eat a lot of chicken but this new twist on the traditional (read: boring) chicken sandwich was great. And the sweet potato fries were easy to make and a healthy alternative to chips.
Relish! also provides you with the ability to access past menus and they also feature special dessert, hors d'oeuvres and freezer menus (foods you can prepare and freeze for later use). With all of the creative food ideas Relish! offers as well as the shopping lists and nutritional information, the $7 monthly fee is well worth it. Take advantage of their free trial to experience easy and delicious meal-planning for yourself. Kick boring meals to the curb and start making dinner fun and easy with Relish!