Thursday, February 19, 2009

Relish! Online Menu Planning GIVEAWAY

:: THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. CLICK HERE TO SEE IF WE HAVE A NEW GIVEAWAY ON BBA.

We're giving away a ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO RELISH! along with a gift from Crate and Barrel to one lucky BBA reader. See the details at the end of this post.

A fellow baby blog addict and friend, Danielle, kept updating her facebook status with amazing dinners she was cooking for her family. One day it was, "Danielle is cooking Deconstructed Lasagna with Mushrooms, Spinach and Turkey Italian Sausage." Another day was "Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Sauce" and yet another was "Peanut Noodles and Sesame Asparagus". YUM! You should see the comments she gets. Everyone wants to move in with her.

I thought she needed to start a blog with all these recipes, but she confessed that the secret to her amazing dinners is a menu planning service called relish! at relishrelish.com. When I asked how she likes it, she said, "We are still doing it and we love it! The food is always soooo good. I am obsessed with a single weekly shopping trip with an organized list. I think you will love it."

Relish! touts itself as putting an end to agonizing trips to the grocery store and 5:00 stare-downs with the fridge...something I'm all too familiar with. You choose your weekly recipes (you pick five out of fifteen choices), the grocery list is tabulated, shop once a week and have all of the ingredients needed for five meals.

There's even a Dime and Dash category offering menus that are easier on the wallet, kid-friendly options, low cal and vegetarian. They also offer a gluten-free site (gfreecuisine.com). A 3-month subscription is $21.00, 6 months is $35.70 and 1 year is $58.80. That's as little as 16 cents per day.

We are trying out Relish! in our own household, so I'll give you an update in the next couple of weeks to let you know how its working for our family.
Here's how to enter our giveaway for a 1-Year Relish! Subscription plus a gift from Crate and Barrel:

1) Go to the Relish!

2) Earn one entry by leaving a comment on this post telling us what you like best about the service after visiting their site.

3) Earn one extra entry by becoming a BBA Follower in our left column and letting us know in a separate comment. If you are already a follower, you can still earn an extra entry by just letting us know in a separate comment. Make sure we have your contact info (email or blog address) in your blogger profile or comment itself, so we can contact you if you win.

4) This giveaway ends: Thursday, 2/26 at 8:00 PM ET. We'll select a random winner then post their name here on BBA and email them after the contest ends. Good luck!

76 comments:

I Do Faces said...

I LOVE that they have soo many options! My hubby is so picky so this is great! With a new baby we could really use the pre planned dinner ideas! It would help a lot!
Tasia
idofaces56@aol.com

I Do Faces said...

I LOVE that they have soo many options! My hubby is so picky so this is great! With a new baby we could really use the pre planned dinner ideas! It would help a lot!
Tasia
idofaces56@aol.com

Jinii said...

I love that all the meals are prepared in 30 minutes or less and kitchen tested. I am no chef and need something I can do.

jinii_boren@yahoo.com

Jinii said...

I am a follower

T said...

I love the lists. I am forever making the same thing because we are missing one or two things to make something different!

TaraTheSpaz@aol.com

Cory and Becca said...

I like that the dinners do not take long to prepare at all!

Cory and Becca said...

I am a follower! :)

Anonymous said...

Quick meals, healthy looking, grocery list, and so many options! It looks like a great site, and a lot cheaper than similar ones I've seen.

emilyslinger at juno dot com

beth ewing said...

i love that i wouldn't have to meal plan. i hate that.

beth ewing said...

oh and i'm already a follower.

The Richardson's said...

WoW! I am 5 months pregnant and thinking this is the coolest thing ever hubby and I always have the hardest time deciding what to have for dinner. I am so signing up!

Adrienne said...

I'm now a follower!

Adrienne said...

That's a really neat site. I'm always looking for new dinner ideas instead of the same old stuff over and over!

Paige and Kevin said...

I am a follower

Paige and Kevin said...

i love the organized shopping lists... that would be a huge help!

Rock Star Ma said...

I like how they organize the shopping list by aisle. It seems like I'm always back tracking when I go shopping.

Rock Star Ma said...

i'm a follower

Stephanie said...

An organized shopping list would be great along with some new ideas for dinner.

Stephanie said...

I'm a follower now too!

Jamie said...

Relish! sounds like a great way to plan meals for the week and eat healthy. Sounds like a great service!

Barbara Manatee said...

i love that there are kid friendly options!! a must with toddlers!

Barbara Manatee said...

I am also a follower

Arnold Quads said...

I love that the grocery list is all ready for me. I don't have to write anything down its all there for me. Because I have 6 children (4 of which are 1 yr old quadruplets) this would simplify my life. Love it!

Arnold Quads said...

I just became BBA Follower. i have been meaning to do this for a while. Love the site!

Amanda said...

I love the fact that the meals only take about 30 minutes to prepare. When I get home from work, the last thing I want to do is spend an hour cooking, cleaning, etc. I want to spend as much time as I can with my baby and my husband.

amlydiwi@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

This is a great giveaway! I love following BBA because you guys always offer so many wonderful freebies to your followers

amlydiwi@yahoo.com

Vone said...

I love the shopping list - with the stuff you might have already column.
Great idea.

Carolyn G said...

I love that all the dinners are kitchen tested. I also love that they give you the grocery list you need to make your dinners. And the dinners are affordable and probably easy to make. Wow this would totally make my life easier. It's hard trying to come up with dinners all the time.

Carolyn G said...

I follow

Stoots Family said...

An organized list is my favorite part. I think that making a grocery list is worse than the actual shopping!!!!

Stoots Family said...

I just signed up to be a follower too! It's the first time I've used this blogger feature & it's very neat!

Ebie said...

i like that you can choose your meals

valmg said...

The menus seem easy to understand. I especially like that the amount you're cooking for can be scaled.
Above all else I love that they have a gluten free site. It can be so time consuming to find good gf recipes. My son has Celiac disease.

valmg said...

I'm a follower

Nessa said...

I love that everything can be made without spending hours in the kitchen. The freezer meal options and versatility in choosing which entrees to make is great too!

Nessa said...

I am now following your blog and on Twitter as well. So glad to have found your blog!

scottsgal said...

I like that you can plan your weekly meals easily. cool giveaway.

msboatgal at aol dot com

The Overstreets said...

I like that the grocery list is done for you!

The Overstreets said...

I'm a follower!

Cherie said...

I'm a follower now! (Although I always followed before, just never had an official picture!).

Cherie said...

I love that I don't have to think about the grocery list--it's already there!

liane66 said...

I like the comprehensive grocery list.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Will said...

i love the 30 minutes or less of prep time and the grocery list, how great is that!

steele(dot)kerri(at)gmail(dot)com

Bridget said...

I love the shopping list they make.. that's half of my problem.. sitting down and fishing through cookbooks and making lists. Ugh.

Bridget said...

I'm a follower too!

Estela said...

With my super-busy schedule, I love that the meals take 30 minutes or less to prep. Crossing fingers to win.

jilljohnandhope said...

The grocery list sounds like a dream! I am so not a list maker, and this would really help!

jilljohnandhope said...

I have been a follower for a long time, and I know that one day I will win something! :-)

Candy said...

Great site. Love the grocery list!

Candy said...

I am a follower

Sarah Speaks- Savvy SAHM Reviews & Giveaways said...

I love that dinners are 30 minutes or less!

casey aubut said...

I love how much variety they offer and how quick the meals are! I have just started getting into cooking since I had my baby- and I seem to cook the same 4 things over and over- my whole family would appreciate this!! :)

Lisanne said...

I not only love the variety, but the fact that the dinners take 30 minutes or less of prep. Thanks!
lisanne411(at)yahoo(dot)com

kathy55439 said...

weuwith three boys three and under I need more meals I am make in 30 mintues

Tiffani said...

I love the quick meals. The faster the better!
tifg45@excite.com

Sandy said...

I love to cook, but don't have a lot of time. Seems like the lists would make life much easier! I think I'm going to try it!

Smiles Across Miles said...

I love that they make grocery shopping so organized. I would save money by having such a comprehensive list and by only going to the store once a week!

jennifer57 said...

the convenience of getting great ideas for dinners and especially ones that are quick

Krystyn said...

I love that it is less than $95 a week....and it would save me so much time trying to plan out our meals for the week.

prebabyjeans said...

I love the combination of convenience and personal choice. Some of these meal planners only give you 1 or 2 choices. But Relish gives you so many combos it is great!

prebabyjeans said...

I just became a follower!

Brooke said...

I LOVE the way it's so easily personalized - you can choose your menu AND method of cooking. I use my crockpot a LOT, so this is terrific!

Kara said...

I love all the extras that are included. Makes ALL cooking easier, not just everyday meals.

rk.orcutt@gmail.com

Kara said...

Follower on Twitter (orcutt).

rk.orcutt@gmail.com

Tina said...

I love that there are so many options. My children tend to be a little picky and I'm not stuck with 5 recipes like some of the other sites out there.

Allie said...

I love the many options you have to pick from!

E said...

What is NOT to love about this?!?! I have 3 kids under 5 and could really use some help streamlining my meal planning--plus there are so many options that there is no way I could get tired of it! What a neat idea

E said...

I just signed up as a follower and I put your button on my blog!

chelsea said...

My favorite part of Relish would probably be the helpful change of menues....I get in ruts...It sounds soo good!

chelsea said...

I just became a follower of BBA and I'm excited...lots of info!

Tylerpants said...

Love that all dinners are kitchen-tested & takes 30 mins or less prep. Awesome!

Tylerpants said...

Im a follower.

Brittney said...

This is a dream come true. I would love to win! Almost all my problems would be solved! THANKS!!

Lisa j said...

I love this site. It looks great....and the choices look yummy. I would love to give it a try!

Sandra K321 said...

I need things that are quick to get ready since we are always coming or going so I appreciate dinners that only take 30 minutes.

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