Welcome to Day 2 of the Eat at Home Challenge — a one-week challenge designed to encourage and inspire you to make more meals at home in order to save money and eat more healthfully!
I’m following the Eat at Home Slow Cooker Menu Plan and I have been SO impressed with this plan. The recipes look so yummy, there’s lots of variety, and they only look like they’ll take me a few minutes to put together every morning!
Details on The Eat at Home Challenge
The Eat at Home Challenge runs through April 21, 2017. Every weekday morning around 9 a.m. CT, I’ll be on Facebook Live prepping our dinner to throw in the slow cooker for the day so that when 6 p.m. rolls around dinner is READY!
Every day, in addition to doing a Facebook Live video on my Facebook Page, I’ll be posting here on the blog what I made that day, along with a link to my video (in case you missed it).
I’m using the Eat at Home menu-planning service for my recipes for this challenge. You can sign up and get the recipes if you’d like to follow along with me! Scroll down to the bottom of this post for all the details on this menu-planning service + a 25% off coupon code good for this week only.
My hope is that this will inspire you with some new recipe ideas, encourage you to not wait until the last minute to think about what you’re having for dinner, and motivate you to eat at home more (even on busy nights!) so you can save money.
I’d love for you to join me in this challenge! To participate, go join the Facebook Page here so you can share what you are making every night and see what readers all over the country (and world!) are making for dinner each night, too!
What I Made Today
For dinner tonight, I made Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage & Sauerkraut Soup. I subbed sweet potatoes for the white potatoes the recipe called for and I can’t wait to see how it turns out!
I’m going to make some Homemade Bread in the Bread Machine to go with it and will probably serve some sliced apples, too.
Watch the video below for the recipe details and to see me make it LIVE:
What is the Eat at Home Menu-Planning Service?
I’m using the Eat at Home menu-planning service for my recipes for this challenge. I usually make my own menu, but I thought it would be fun to try out a menu-planning service and see what we thought of it. So far, I’ve been very impressed!
Eat at Home is a menu-planning service designed to make getting dinner on the table much easier every night. It was a service created by Tiffany, a mom of 4 who loves to cook and loves to gather her family around the table, but has found that if she doesn’t have a quick and easy plan, it’s hard to make that happen.
How Does the Eat at Home Menu-Planning Service Work?
The Eat at Home menu-planning service is an incredible way to help you save time and save money. You don’t have to worry about planning menus OR grocery list, because Tiffany does all of that for you as part of the menu-planning service.
She has designed it specifically with busy families in mind and the menu plans offer:
- Quick to fix meals (even as fast as 15 minutes to the table!)
- Lots of slow cooker recipes
- Done-for-you Weekly Meal Plans & Grocery Lists
The recipes can all be fixed quickly, with only a few minutes of hands-on prep. Because the recipes use common pantry ingredients, it’s likely that you have everything you need to make many of the recipes.
It’s so convenient because all the work is done for you! You just choose which menu plan you’ll use, print the grocery list, go shopping, and then spend a few minutes prepping food each day and dinner is D-O-N-E!
When you sign up for the plan (it’s just a few dollars per week — or less!), each month, you’ll get:
- An entire month of Traditional Menu Plans, including weekly grocery lists and printable recipe instructions
- An entire month of Slow Cooker Menu Plans, including weekly grocery lists and printable recipe instructions
- An entire month of Whole Food Menu Plans, including weekly grocery lists and printable recipe instructions
- Each menu plan comes with recipes created for small family (3-4 servings) and large family (6-8 servings)
- Color-coded grocery lists make it easy to swap out ingredients or whole meals
- Printable Menus to hang on the fridge or near your calendar, so you can easily see what’s for dinner that week and your family can too
- Access to the entire month at once!
- 1 Hour Freezer Stash Plans – a new plan each month to stock your freezer with 6 meals in 1 hour!
You can choose to stick with just the traditional menu plan or just the slow cooker menu plan or just the whole foods menu plan. Or, you can rotate different menu plans on different weeks, depending upon what you feel like cooking or how much time you have!
Get the Eat at Home Menu-Planning Service for as Low as $1.21 per Week!
If you struggle to make menu plans and would love for someone to make them for you + make a grocery list for you, it’s well worth spending a few dollars every week to let Eat at Home do the work for you.
This week only, when you sign up for their plan (either the monthly plan, the quarterly plan, or the yearly plan, you can get 25% off by using coupon code MSM at checkout!
That makes the done-for-you menu plans and grocery lists just $1.21 per week. And you get access to all three plans and the freezer cooking plans for the whole month at the rate!
Go sign up for this incredible menu-planning service here.
(Oh and they have a fantastic money-back guarantee if you think you want to try it out but aren’t sure whether it will work for you or not!)
Katie Dane says
I would love to ask my mom to join eat at home challenge and I want to have my mom cooked your recipe too. Is it too late to join? My family will love it. Thanks for your post.
I love using sauerkraut more and more when it comes to family dinners, my Grandpa used to use it as a staple in our family dinners when I was younger. One big pot in the middle of the table and you pull from it family style until you’re either full or its gone! This recipe looks great, and thank you for your informative explanation on the Eat at Home plan and how it has benefited you. I’ll have to check it out!
Thank you for sharing this! I had never heard of them before.
Crystal, would you be able to do an update after dinner to let us know which dinners were a hit with your family? I would love to add some new recipes to my meal planning but only if they are keepers! Thanks!
Crystal Paine says
I’m planning to do an update at the end of the week. 🙂
We’re cooking most of our meals, still a ‘thing’ in my country (Romania). At first I thought we’d dine more out, when we have the money to do so, now, that we could afford at least a weekly restaurant meal, we don’t do it, since most restaurant meals are crappy and cooked with low quality ingredients.
I’ve been very interested in cooking in the past 2 years and this means cooking our meals even when in our summer vacation. Not only it saves a lot of money, but I can feed my 3 year old healthy meals, with little effort (takes 30-40 minutes to cook most of the stuff and the savings are huge).
I’m happy to see more and more Americans get into home cooking, there’s nothing better than what you can personally cook. And all these planners and meals help A LOT.
I know this is off-topic, but when will the winner of the $100 Wal-Mart gift card on Facebook be chosen?
How was last night’s slow cooker meal? I purchased the ingredients for the Cantonese pork at Aldu today, and would love to know what your family thought of it!
Crystal Paine says
We’ve loved both meals this week, so far! Jesse thought the pork chops were amazing!