10 children, I saw a giveaway for a menu planning service. The interesting part, to me, is that the service has been developed by a homeschooling mother of six and is called "Grocery Shrink" because it is based on helping families save money, and busy mothers to save time. Since I wouldn't mind trying it out and I get entered three times for the giveaway by blogging about it, I am sharing it here! I also think it seems very well done and interesting.
I was impressed by the creative idea that the owner of this little business had for earning money. She creates one menu for a week, 3 meals a day, including snacks. But that's not all. She includes a shopping list for all the necessary ingredients and an action plan laying out when all of the steps of the cooking need to be done in order to have the food prepared on time for meals. Even better, her recipes use healthy ingredients such as brown rice, fresh veggies and whole grain flours, (with alternatives given) and are calculated to help your family reduce their grocery bill to $50 a month per family member. Her recipes even come with adjusted amounts based on your family size, 4,6,8, or12 members.
The owner then emails out the weekly menu on Fridays to her subscribing families. The cost is just $5 a month per family. Cool idea, both for me to try and also for her to help families and earn something off of her own research and organization.
I hope I win a trial! But if I don't, I might have to give it a try anyway. www.groceryshrink.com