Life is crazy busy around here, and the last thing I want to spend time thinking about is something I have to do everyday… decide what is for dinner. Ugh. Seriously. A few months ago, I decided to start using eMeals.com to make this task a little less laborious.
I use the Aldi eMeals Plan because I do the bulk of my grocery shopping at Aldi and Sam’s club. I don’t use every meal listed in the plan. I average using 5 or 6 of the 7 recipes each week. We eat dinner at church on Wednesdays, so I only need to plan for 6 nights a week. Occasionally, there is a recipe that I know my family wouldn’t eat, so I sub in a family favorite.
I also don’t follow every recipe to the tee. I nearly always substitute venison for beef, in the recipes that call for beef. With the exception of the occasional burger, we don’t really eat beef. I also try to limit how much tomato I use because Mister and I both have issues with reflux.
That being said, using eMeals has really helped me with the dinner doldrums. I recently made the Chicken and Rice Taco Fiesta recipe from the Aldi meal plan.
I was a bit nervous about it, because Mister typically doesn’t eat anything with rice in it. I was pleasantly surprised when he requested thirds. LOL. I’m making another new recipe for us tonight, a Corn and Sausage Bisque. It will be interesting to see how that goes over.
Recognizing that I don’t have to follow it to a tee, but that have a plan is better than no plan has really helped me out.
Do you ever find yourself in a dinner rut?
Do you follow a meal plan? How do you make it work?
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