So I found a web site from another blogger... wish I knew who it was so I could thank them... but it led me to a site called E-mealz. You sign up for it & for a small cost of $1.25 a week, you get receipies for five days worth of dinners. And the best part - they send you the ingredients you need for the whole five days. And even better then that - they give you a shopping list... this is what has made it so exciting for me because I think its just overwhelming to get all the stuff together.
Not with this - they give you a list & have all the stuff together for the Produce department - the meat department - the Dairy... etc, etc, etc. There is also a number for which meal it goes to beside it so if you happen to not like that meal, you can cross it off. I now go equipped into the store knowing what I'm getting & it actually is exactly, perfectly what I need for all the meals...This whole program is endorsed by Dave Ramsey for the fact that you buy exactly what you need & its not any waste!!!! If Mr.Dave Ramsey approves it - then you KNOW its good!
And what is the COOLEST thing - you have so many "catergories" to choose from on which dinners you want. For us, I choose the "Dinner for two - low fat option"... but they have dinners for 4, receipes for Weight Watchers and the point system - & even more awesome - they have dinners with all the ingredients coming from specific stores, like Wal-mart or Kroger!! Tell me how amazing that is!
So I made the first meal... & of course, I had to capture the moment!
First - I cut up real sirloin steak.... which I NEVER have bought in my life... cut off all the fat & then used REAL brocoli... no frozen stuff.... real, healthy, green stuff!!!!
Then this is what blows me away... I made my own sauce!! ME... my own sauce!!! See - the world HAS to be coming to an end. I had to buy spices & everything because me, the non-cooker, has nothing but cinnamon or spices that Julie buys when she visits & cooks! I'm hanging my head in shame no longer because I ended up combining sugar, ginger, orange juice, chicken granules, garlic powder, soy sauce & corn starch into this AMAZING sauce!!!! Add in some water chestnuts & let it simmer until the sauce thickens!!!
In the end - look at this... Sirloin & Brocoli Stir fry...
The true test... Ricky aka MR. PICKY!!!!! He was AAAA-Mazed!!!! He said, "next time - can you make more sauce"... well, of course I can - I'm a cook now after all!
So tonight, is Enchilladas... REAL in the oven, baked enchilladas.. I never thought I'd be so excited to cook! Cant wait for next week's shopping list to come out & I get to do it all over again!