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Savingdinner.com. It gives you a week's worth of menus and a shopping list. They have a ton of different "plans" to choose from. Most of the stuff is pretty good. I did it for about 6 months, then had enough recipes to just do it on my own. Then I fell off the band wagon, but when I was committed it worked great!

So sorry you are having a rough go. I can barely stay afloat and I don't hold down a full-time job right now.

Jill Urbane, The Mentor Mom

I'll have to check that site out. I love the freezer cooking idea, but I fell off the bandwagon too. It definitely takes a lot of preparation but it is worth the payoff. Thanks so much for the tip chichimama :)


sister, i can relate. am not sure if you want advice or not, but perhaps try a little experiment. DON'T DO ANYTHING. Join them in the fun, and blink along w/ them when dinner time comes. (maybe eat on the way home so you aren't starving!)

After a few days of this, maybe have a "how has this been going" conversation....sometimes example is the best discussion?

Jill Urbane, The Mentor Mom

Thanks for the suggestion, Jen! I think we are on track right now since hubby is helping with meals but I'll keep your tip in mind if things change :)


I find keeping a certain set of staples available helps. Sometimes food may get boring but there is always something there. I have run across suggested lists of staples in magazines, cookbooks and on website I suggest you google it and see what you come up with. I also am in favor of Jen approach of a blank look. My husband is very good about this but I have many friends and family members who have the "what's for dinner?" problem. We are just grazers in our house (it works when you only have one child).

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