In January 2010, I decided I needed to get a handle on my meal planning. Well, my lack of meal planning. One of the blogs I read mentioned an on-line tool that seemed worth checking out. It is called Plan to Eat. It has a free 30 day trial. If you like the service it is $4.95 a month or $39 a year (which is like getting 4 month free). Now, I know there are free options out there, but I feel like this is worth it. I am sure I save $39 a year in eating out costs because I have nothing planned to eat.
Why I like it:
1. I can input all of my own recipes. I put in all of my recipes in about 5 hours. You can search for recipes and import them from the web or bulk input them by copying and pasting. I love having my recipes on line!
2. It has a calendar to plan out meals, move them around, and help make a shopping list. It allows you then to remove what you have on hand.
3. You can link it (using iCal technology) to my Google calendar, which is on my phone. So I can check my phone or computer for what we are having.
4. They are always trying to make the site better. I love that!
Please check them out! Use this LINK and I might make $4. Enough for a couple of Sonic Sodas, but that's another story.
If you try it, let me know what you think!