Meal planning for effortless weeknight dinners!
If you are busy like me, you have had to rely on fast food for dinner more than you would like to admit. In fact, it is that “dinner in a paper sack” guilt that inspired me to create 5 dinners in 1 hour. I have used other meal plans in the past and even tried once a month freezer cooking but they all still had me in the kitchen for 30+ minutes each night. The plan was nice but still not quite enough for me to get a healthy dinner on the table between all the kids activities. Most of the time, on those plans, I ended up throwing away expensive meat because I never had time to cook it. Sound familiar?
With 5 dinners in 1 hour, you are not slaving over a hot stove for 30 minutes just to end up with a messy kitchen that takes another 30 minutes to clean. Who has time (or wants) to wash a sink full of pots and pans every night? Not me!
I can teach you how to spend just 1 hour in the kitchen to have 5 healthy meals ready to cook (bake, slow cook, grill, broil) on those busy weeknights. NO slaving over the hot stove with this plan! Plus, your kitchen gets messy only ONE time. Most meals leave you with just one or two baking dishes to wash.
Each subscription includes simple make ahead meal plans for effortless weeknight dinners. Grocery lists, assembly instructions and cooking directions are all easy to follow and will help you fill your fridge in about an hour for the busy week ahead. We offer classic, clean eating and gluten free menu subscriptions along with several ebooks found in the online store.
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Frequently asked questions-
Q. Will I really be able to make all 5 recipes in one hour?
A. Yes. It should only take you about an hour. You will need to have all your ingredients and tools out before you start. Be sure to get everyone out of the kitchen unless they are helping. If you are lucky enough to have a helper, it should take less than an hour. Follow the directions as close as possible and always store perishables in the refrigerator.
Q. Are the ingredients easy to find?
A. Yes. I shop at Kroger, Albertsons, Sprouts and WalMart.
For the gluten free and clean menus, I shop at Kroger and Sprouts. Walmart is starting to carry GF items but not as many as Kroger.
Q. How much will I spend on 5 dinners?
A. I typically spend about $65.00-$75.00 for the classic menu for 5 dinners (that feed 4-6) including sides. If you watch for sales, you can spend less. Most WalMart stores will price match so take all the grocery ads there and get the best deals all in one place. **Some weeks I only spend $35.00. It all depends on what I have on hand. Most of the time, I only need fresh produce and meat because I stock up on pantry and freezer items when on sale.
The GF menu will include a special flour, pasta or bread item that can seem pricey. We try to keep the overall meal price around $12-$15 even on the GF plan. Your bag of GF baking mix may cost $6 but you can get several meals out of it. GF pasta goes on sale for $2 a box. Stock up when items are on sale to help keep your costs down.
Q. How do I get the menu’s?
A. Once you subscribe, you will get an email with log in information. (be sure to check your spam folder) From there you will log into the member area to download menus each month. You will be charged $15 every 3 months to your Paypal account. This is automatically renewed every 3 months unless you cancel before your upcoming renewal date.
If you redeem a voucher from Plum District, Living Social or purchase a gift certificate, then those menus will be emailed to you monthly and you will not have log in access.
Q. How do I cancel my renewal?
A. Log into your Paypal account and unsubscribe. Unsubscribing from the membership does not cancel your recurring payments. You MUST cancel through Paypal. You must cancel before your renewal date. Due to the nature of our products, we do not offer refunds.
Q. I don’t eat pork or seafood. What options do I have?
A. Each menu includes other meat options for those that do not eat pork and seafood.
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