I just had to let you know…
this website, invention, passion, calling, whatever this is to you…it has made my month.
i can’t tell you just how much this preparation of meals in advance and the ease of your instructions has changed every little detail of my days, weeks and month.
i was entering into what i considered to be the most challenging season yet in terms of my scheduling and family life. as i was bracing for all the new (good!) things about to start showing up for the calendar, i KNEW that i HAD to menu plan. but here’s the thing: i HATE cookbooks–recipes freak me out. i love food but hate meal prep. i like to bake occasionally, but putting dinner on the table has always been a source of anxiety because i was TERRIBLE at it. but i had to do it every day! three little guys and husband (and I) needed to be fed! i constantly felt guilty because i knew i was short-changing everyone, but i couldn’t get past the process of it. guilt. loathing. eating out. same 4 dinners. frozen pizza. lack of preparedness. lack of interest. lots of distractions…you get the idea.
so, i saw your button on a blog one night (WISH i knew whose, but i was surfing new blogs, not my usual favorites, so i can’t remember), and followed the link to your site. i downloaded your sample menu and followed your list, process and all to the letter. and sure enough, every day, i knew what was for dinner. it was all yummy. i was standing around in the afternoons with time to spare. ??!!??!! WHAT? Really!?
so i ordered the subscription, and here i am these weeks later. writing to tell you that this whole thing is changing my life. does that sound dramatic? it IS!!
i am overwhelmed by the RELIEF i feel…amazing. guilt lifted. mind clear. good, balanced meals. every. night.
several people have asked (because i can’t stop TALKING about it!) if i have spent more money. i think at the grocery store, maybe. i am buying more meat. BUT!!!! in the weeks i have followed your menus, we have…and this is HUGE…not. eaten. out. ONCE!!!!!
and i am certain, certain, certain! that the *maybe* $15 more i am spending on meat weekly and the approx. $5 week on the subscription is FAR FAR cheaper than feeding my family ONCE at a restaurant.
and, *bonus*, i have lost 3 pounds not even trying because we haven’t eaten out in almost a month. crazy.
i am thanking God for you and your business every night and day. you have BLESSED me and my family. my friends, Sarah, Jen and Amanda have all subscribed to your menus this last week or so, and they are texting me pictures of their zip-loc bags and prepped meals :) (in particular, Jen, who feels about cooking like i do–but has the complications of a gluten-allergic daughter–is BESIDE herself! she made me laugh out loud when we were sharing with the other ladies in our bible study about your web site. she said (about having 11 meals prepped in her fridge), “i am more proud of this accomplishment than i was about finishing my master’s degree!”) hahahaha–you’re changing lives, Michelle!!!
all of us have gifts and talents, strengths and weaknesses. thank you for propping up my weaknesses so i can run strong in my strengths. i am a huge fan.
devoted, grateful, full-in-the-fridge and full-in-the-heart,