In today's world we are all so busy, yet we need to eat! Makes me think of Twilight and how inconvenient it always was for Bella to have to eat on her and Edward's adventures ;-). I am constantly trying to make menu planning easier. When I did this regularly, years ago, we saved a lot of money, and we ate much better than we do today. Now that my husband is working, I am planning to get back into the menu planning. It works better with a budget, but it is soooo time consuming.
There is a service out there, Menu Planning Central, that I have just signed up for on the recommendation of a friend. Go check it out, today and tomorrow is their once-a-year sale. If you think you could benefit from this service, this will be your best savings. Watch their video, on the link I provided, to see their service explained.
With Menu Planning Central they offer menus with recipes and shopping lists. You can plan out your menus up to 30 days in advance, or on a day to day basis. I have been searching for my old menu planning forms I used to photocopy, now I can just do it all at my computer. There are features to customize for food preferences or food allergies. I'm really very excited!!
I noticed that you could try her service for 14 days (after choosing a package) and if you are dissatisfied she will refund your money, in full, within that first two-week period.
Also of interest is the fact that you can try the service for 30 days and then transfer over to the one-time payment instead of the monthly fee. I know if I like this as much as I expect to, I will transfer over when my tax refund comes along. This is a really great time of the year to take advantage of this service.
Incidentally, I was not paid and I was not asked to mention this. I was just excited about the service and the savings and wanted to pass it on to you! <3