Eating at Home Should be Easier
It is 5:30 pm. Everyone is hungry and loudly expressing their desire to eat. You are standing with the refrigerator door open, wondering what you could make with milk, olives, eggs and rice that they would actually eat. You debate running to the store, but the kids won’t make it the additional hour it will take. You consider oatmeal and the whining that will accompany it. There is always take out. As you throw in a frozen pizza, you renew your resolve to plan your dinners ahead of time so you can avoid this scenario in the future.
So you carve out some time and make a plan. It works great for a week or two, but it is a real time commitment. And there is so much redundancy in going through cookbooks, putting meals on a calendar, and making a shopping list so you get everything in just one trip. It does work. Still, there must be an easier more efficient way to create a plan for eating at home.
Plan to Eat was born out of our desire to eat real food — great food — prepared at home, together as a family. But without planning, it just didn’t happen as often as we wanted. Eating out is expensive, not to mention the cost to your health. And while oatmeal is great sometimes, it is just not my favorite thing for dinner multiple times a week. So I would plan. But I got frustrated with the tediousness of the process. Finally after 2 years of asking, my clever computer husband made me a program to automate my process.
Plan to Eat is driven by our family’s passion for real food, eating together and saving time and money in the process. We hope you will find it a useful tool as you work to feed your family well, both physically and emotionally.