Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Ultimate Stress Saver

I think most women can say they have had that moment where they had no clue what to make for dinner. I have had this moment too many times to count. I am the absolute worst at it. I really am. It is kind of embarrassing actually. I try to get organized and make grocery lists, but then I end up getting ingredients for the most BORING meals: meat loaf, spaghetti, hamburger helper, spaghetti, hamburger helper, spaghetti, spaghetti, eat out... get my point? Jimmy is pretty sweet, he rarely complains about my lack of creativity.

But after months of eating out/eating hamburger helper, I have decided to take control of this boring cycle of dinners. But I needed a way to do it cheap. I am on a budget, unfortunately. So how do I choose meals that are fun but don't cost an arm and a leg to get all the ingredients for? Drum roll please.......... EMEALS.

Oh eMeals! Such a time and stress saver. Seriously. I tell it where I shop (Wal-Mart of course), how many people are in my household (2), and wah la! I now have a full grocery list, that is separated by category (produce, dairy, etc.), and it usually runs around 50 - 60 bucks. The meals that they choose for each day of the week are amazingly delicious and SIMPLE. And with all the time it saves, it is totally worth the 7 dollar a month charge for using the service.

So, because of this awesome find, I have made some goals for myself.

1] Do not make hamburger helper more than once a month.
2] Only go out to eat once a week.
3] Make a different meal for a month strait. (this should be easy peasy with emeals.)

Wish me luck!!

Side note: 
So I bought this today at the Flea Market. It was 40 bucks and I have been wanting one for the longestttttt time!

Don't laugh.

I know it is completely unnecessary, but goodness I love it. It instantly dispenses cold and hot water. It is so handy and I am extremely excited that I got it for so cheap! Eek! 


  1. Your blog is so fun! I, too, have sooo much difficulty sticking to a shopping plan and will DEF check out emeals. Right now, I'm kind of in an all school all work mode, so we are actually PAYING a friend to make food for us.

    I was so embarrassed at first, but it's what we've got to do at the moment. I miss cooking though. Def. GREAT find at the flea market. It looks chic too.

    I found you via Sunday Stalker and shared your blog via Google Plus 1, go ahead and follow/share back at:

    All the best! I'm going to try to come back to your blog, I really like your vibe!

    - FS

    1. Well thank you!!

      And don't feel bad about the cooking thing. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do ya know? But definitely do check out emeals when your life gets less hectic, it will save you money and time!!

  2. My post on Monday is also on Emeals as well. It's saved my family from starvation on more than one occassion :)

    1. It is definitely amazing! And the meals taste pretty good. And I love that the recipes aren't complicated.