Meal Planning Tool Review #2: Everyday Food "Grocery Bag"4:32 PM
I can always count on the kitchens of Martha Stewart Living for simple yet delicious recipes that my whole family will love. So when it comes to meal planning tools, I knew I had to try "Grocery Bag" meal plans by Everyday Food.
In each month of Everyday Food and online at www.marthastewart.com, there is a feature called Grocery Bag. Grocery Bag is a set of five weeknight menus with a ready to print or tear grocery list. The Grocery Bag meal plan promises one trip to the grocery store at the start of the week resulting in a week's worth of dinners. I've seen meal plans like this before, but never have I followed one so faithfully as I done had last week. I decided I would follow the meal plan exactly as it appeared, using the shopping list and recipes to help me "sail through dinner from Monday all the way to Friday with our editors' time-tested strategies for ease." So was it smooth sailing?
This was an okay dish. It didn't blow us away - but this could have been due to the fact that we had a cheap cut of meat. This was pretty easy to whip up (gotta love oven-roasted veggies). The no-cook marinade paired nicely with the veggies but was over-powered by the steak. May try it with pork or chicken next time. Grade: B-
Tuesday: Half-Hour Chicken Gumbo