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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Relish! Menu Planner & Giveaways!



Relish is a weekly menu planner aimed to help busy families put easy meals (with a gourmet twist) on the table every night. There is no fuss here. It’s an easy step by step process that you can do every weekend to prepare for a trip to the grocery store. You choose the entree and dessert meals that sound appealing and presto- your grocery list and menus are ready for you to rock and roll (and available to print out as a pdf to make life extra simple, too)! The ingredients needed for all recipes are separated into categories making it easy for you to move around the grocery store without forgetting something, which we all always do! The breakdown of ingredients uniquely identifies “what you may need but already have” which eliminates the possibility of buying double of something you already have in the pantry or refrigerator.




As a trendy new mommy, hoping to fit back into my “trendy jeans” one of these days, it is important to watch the fat and calorie intake during the day. With relish, every meal has the nutritional facts posted below the menu. The recipes provided by Relish! keep health conscious moms right on track, utilizing fresh, healthy ingredients. My first weeks’ menus ranged from 200 to 415 delicious calories. It can be said that my time using Relish! meals was full of flavorful meals that even my picky-eater husband enjoyed.




It is a beautiful thing to be able to have HEALTHY meals planned each week for my family without worrying about searching through cook books and forgetting essential ingredients. For $7 dollars a month, this weekly menu planner plus monthly freezer menus and more is great to settle any hungry household.




I feel like a GOOD mom and wife now that I am using Relish! Forget boring grilled chicken with canned peas, this menu planner brings “spice and simplicity” back to the kitchen.




**To recognize Relish! as a favorite of Trendy Mommy, we are having a GIVEAWAY!


Two Trendy Mommy readers will receive a 12 month subscription to Relish! with silcone cooking tongs from Crate & Barrel, too! In order to enter, you need to visit www.relishrelish.com, check out the demos, and sample the menus. Then, leave a comment here about what you had for dinner last night and why this would be a great tool for you! Contest ends December 22nd at midnight - winner will be announced on http://www.thetrendymommy.com/.




So, rejuvenate your Trendy Kitchen and check out the Relish! website for more information. www.relishrelish.com





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72 comments:

donna444444 said...

We went to Denny's for supper last night. This would really help me with meal planning.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Sandy said...

We had turkey stew, applesauce and fresh shortbread for desert. mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Ashley said...

We had BBQ chicken on the grill with creamed corn and purple hull peas! Yummy!
I would love to win this!

ashley_miskel@yahoo.com

Alex said...

We had leftovers last night for dinner - takeout pasta, BBQ chicken we grilled the other night, and ice cream straight from the container. This would be an amazing way to start planning real meals for our family, especially since we are adding our first little one in March!!!

Amanda said...

I really like this concept. It would sure help a working mom :-) After our Christmas shopping adventure last night we grabbed Wendy's on the way home. It would have been nice to have one of the crock pot recipes from Relish done when we got home.

Robin said...

Went to Whataburger last night. Hard to plan some days with 3 kids that are 4 years and under in age. This would be a huge help financially as well!

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sprinklesbowtique said...

good ol' Arbys:) ooooooo this would be a GODSEND!!! I HATE making grocery lists! Hate it! This would save me so much time and energy it's not even crazy! even if I don't win I plan on buying it anyways:) thanks for sharing such a wonderful site with us!

wigget said...

i had some week-old curry soup my sister had made with rice. this would help me plan meals for the family

Holly Floyd Peterson said...

I made turkey chili and homemade cornbread...perfect for a cold night!

holpeterson@gmail.com

Hillary Kouba said...

Last night we had breakfast for dinner (egg casserole, fruit and canned cinnamon rolls) because I couldn't think of anything else to do with the food I had on hand! I really would love this! I am in such a rut! My husband is picky but even he is noticing we are eating the same things over and over!
hillarykouba@gmail.com

Gas Family said...

We had McDonalds drive thru...I know its TERRIBLE. As a working mom of a 3 year old, I would LOVE to start cooking healthier dinners with more variety, to increase my daughters pallet, as well as help us eat better. It is just so easy to grab something, or heat something up. A menu planner would FORCE me to cook delicious and healthy meals!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Lisa said...

We had good ole spaghetti... I could really use this!

Diana said...

We had totinos pizza, wow, I could really use this:) dianasrk * gmail dot com

ckschaalma said...

My family had Chicken and Dumplings (home made dumplings, chicken, and a paprika gravy). This would make meal planning easier.

ckschaalma(at)msn.com

CJStewart said...

My sons had macaroni and cheese (with pureed pumpkin mixed in) and my husband and I had leftovers (Tuesday and Thursday nights are leftover nights).

psandcs[at]tx[dot]rr[dot]com

bb and mtb said...

We actually didn't have much of a dinner last night. Husband was out late working on a Christmas parade float for the Boys and Girls Club. I snacked, and he had a sandwich when he got home. How embarrassing! This would be awesome!

choochoo2009 at gmail dot com

Nad said...

I made Mapo Tofu for dinner last night, served over steamed rice. I'd love to win this because it would greatly help with meal planning, which can be a real headache!
Thank you for the giveaway!


treflea4 at gmail dot com

Bebemiqui said...

We had chili and cornbread...I've felt like I'm in a rut lately!
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

suburban prep said...

A week after Thanksgiving and I made turkey , mashed potatoes and gravy and veggies for dinner last night. I had just made some last week but I didn't know what to do so I went to the store and bought some turkey breast and used whatever we had in the freezer for the rest of the menu.
msgb245 at gmaildotcom

Jenna said...

I had perch for dinner last night. It was soooo good! That is a rare thing for me though, usually I eat a frozen dinner. I could use this, to perhaps improve my eating habits. Thanks!

valerie2350 said...

pasta, left over turkey and brussells sprouts. This looks like a great planning tool!

megankortepeter said...

I had eggplant parmesean last night. I'm a vegitarian so I'm always loooking for creative recipies to liven up veggies. This would be a great site for this.

Mary Avinger said...

We had ravioli and and sweet potatoes. This would be great for meal planning. It would be a real help. Thanks for the giveaway.

Stacie said...

We were out at the mall all day so we stopped at Wendys on the way home. Not the healthiest dinner I know. This would be great for us to have to be able to choose healthier options.

stacie_vaughan@hotmail.com

Gina said...

Last night, we had chicken noodle soup. This is exactly why I need this planner. I am a full time student and the mother of four. I need help planning meals so that we can manage our food budget and alleviate some stress.

reg8w@aol.com

Zmama said...

we had roast chicken with peas and rice! I need a better wayof planning menus! This would be great!
Zmama09 at yahoo dotcom

Gina R said...

We had Chicken franks and beans!! My daughters next to me saying, yes mom this is needed!

Centsible Mommy said...

we cooked a frozen pizza for the 2nd time this week. As you can see I need help with meal planning!

pintolinda said...

We had chicken and rice with some brocoli and a salad.
This Relish site is geat.
pintolinda(at)hotmail(dot)com

katyshops said...

Tacos...again. I really need new ideas...this would be awesome!

katyshops at comcast.net

K Amos said...

hamburgers, fries, and peas last night. I could have used the tongs to turn my healthy oven baked fries!!

carogonza said...

I made chicken in wine sauce with rice and a salad.

Ginny said...

We had tacos from a kit :) I'd love this, I'm terrible with coming up with dinner ideas.

Deanne02 said...

We had Bourbon Chicken for dinner (at a restaraunt). I feel like I make the same 10 or so meals over and over again....I'd love something to guide my dinner creativity! I love how the meal plans are affortable, come with a grocery list and have freezer options...this looks really cool!

rmc1ra said...

We had Steak Sandwiches, I have a goal to eat out less often so I am going to have to be a LOT more creative because if I get bored with what I am making ya know my husband and kids probably are as well. I would love something where I could plan a menu and be more organized.

Anonymous said...

Last night we had pancakes, eggs and bacon for breakfast! This subscription would really help me around the house by actually having dinners planned out - less expense and less hassle. Great giveaway!

Vanessa C.
vanessasuethompson(at)gmail(dot)com

Dianna_Ball said...

We had Winter Vegetable Stew for dinner last night. We're good about planning our meals for the week, but we almost always forget a couple of things at the grocey store - meaning an extra trip or two each week. Relish would hoepfully really help with this!

dianna_ball(at)hotamil.com

Kimberly said...

WOW... how cool is this! I have never heard of this site before. Thanks for the information. I love some of the meals on the sample menu like Chicken Pizza and Slow Cooker Tuscan Pot Roast. YUMMM!!!!!

Last night we went out to the local diner for dinner. I always cook (although boring meals - same ones week after week). The only reason why we did is because I got paid for a job I did (FINALLY!) and I have some pocket (FINALLY) and I wanted to treat my family out to eat.

Thanks for a neat giveaway!

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Buki Family said...

we had spagetti and chunky monkey at 8pm... things dont get planned in advance and then we eat so late!

JeansandTs said...

I had Chicken wings with bread sticks and cheese dip. JeansandTs@hotmail.com

Don A. said...

We had london broil with brocolli and basmati rice

These gadgets would make teaching my kids to cook more fun and appetizing for them!!

Shelly said...

We had spaghetti and meat sauce and a green salad. I love how Relish! is an easy way to get new recipe ideas!

furygirl3132 said...

We had tacos last night for dinner. Relish! would really work out well for me in planning new and healthy meals for my family, thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

Anonymous said...

I had Taco Bell volcano tacos! Oh my goodness they're good!

bk said...

we had soft tacos last night. and the night before that. guess what we're having tonight?

relish! would be great for us! we're too busy!

bettyd said...

We had chicken marsala, asparagus and rice. Whatever we are eating, most people are in a rut with same old recipes being used.

tiffanybeth said...

last night we had roast beef, corn, and baked potatoes yumm and thanks

amweeks said...

I was so tired last night and my husband was feeling ill so I just made pasta for the kids, some soup for him and quite frankly didn't even eat dinner myself. This program would be so nice for having a meal planned out, knowing that I have all the ingredients and just all around time management!

pestkaj said...

Perfect question, we had sandwiches last night for dinner! lol So obviously I could use some help generating meal ideas.

Audrey and Company said...

We had BBQ chicken and baked potatoes. I would love to win this! LaurenBarner@gmail.com

EJW said...

We had lasagne and we're sick of it! I need some new ideas!

abcdbanda said...

we had chicken fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy and spinach...i would love to add some new ideas to our cooking and our menu:) thanks!
christinbanda@yahoo.com

kaylee8 said...

We went out again - for Chinese - as a single Mom, it seems I am always too busy or too tired after working all day too cook. This could really help me plan healthier meals and as a diabetic, I need to do that.

JamericanSpice said...

I'm still finding new ways to make pasta.

Yes we could really use this.

angieplays said...

Wow, I might actually cook if I had a planner that works like this. I end up making the same 4 things over and over again because I don't have anything written down.

angieplays4fun at gmail.com

Sarah Berry said...

I had pizza from Ciros for dinner. I could use this because I still have 30 lbs to lose for summer and easy healthy meals would really help

Teresa690 said...

We were at a Christmas party last night, and we had pizza! This would be a great help to me, because I often have trouble coming up with new meal ideas that will satisfy my household of six! Thanks for the chance to win!
Teresa690[at]gmail[dot]com

calgirl said...

We went out for mexican food just because I was too tired to cook. Relish would help me to get our cooking and eating at home planned and more prepared.

tsslug said...

We had boiled dinner. My favorite.
God bless

amanda said...

We had chili. This would be a great tool to help make dinners! catss99@yahoo.com

travellingmomof2 said...

We had chicken breast that had been marinated in a rasberry vinegrette. Then served it with melted brie on top and as a side we had pasta salad. I love unique and healthy meals. Relish would broaden my family menu and keep the cost down by not buying cook books.

Brooke said...

I totally LOVE this!!!! Last night we had leftovers from a slow cooker beef stew I made. I sweat for hours each day trying to figure out how to feed my family and I must make at least one trip to the store each day! I can cook okay enough, but I can't bend my mind around ORGANIZING the cooking. This could totally help! Please randomly pick me!!

tigger210 said...

Last night I picked up a rotessiere chicken from the grocery store becuase I couldn't think of anything to make for dinner. This service would be great for me because it would help me try new recipes and plan my meals for the week. I love the grocery list feature. Thanks!

skstigger (at) hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

We had Ikea Swedish meatballs and "dirty" rice. This might help me get more creative.

Veronica said...

Last night, my family had a "must go" night which means we try to eat everything that has been left over in the last little bit out of the refrigerator. The meal planner would be awesome for my family especially since my time will be cut short soon with the birth of my third son. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

This would be wonderful for me because what we had for dinner last night was pizza from Walmart. Why? Because I was too busy to figure out what to make for dinner, it would great to have something to help take out the "guess work"!

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

Carolyn said...

We went to a nice Italian restaurant last night. Great treat!
I could use this, because I am tired of the same old recipes and sometimes forget what I've made recently!

Anonymous said...

I had Ensure and a popsicle for supper last night.

The menu planner would be helpful when I recover enough to eat regular meals.

acptuser(at)hotmail(dot)com

Timster said...

We went to Denny's for supper last night.

Rockin' Mama said...

We had pasta and chicken last night

With our hectic schedules and a little one thirty minutes is all we have for dinner so this is perfect

jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

jp26 said...

My parents are visiting from South Africa and they bought us this gorgeous outdoor barbecue so we grilled in freezing weather, but we ate wonderful chicken and lamb chops.
When they leave I need to be able to keep up the great meal routine we have while they visit so meal planning and great tools will enable me to keep the boat afloat or the fire burning.