Lily On The Fly Meal Planning Review and Giveaway
Thank you all for participating. This giveaway has been completed.
If you’re anything like me, your meals are planned mere minutes before dinner is supposed to be ready. I’d like to say that I fly by the seat of my pants and I can throw these wonderful meals together, but the sad fact is…I wasn’t blessed with that gift. After almost 22 years of marriage, I think this is finally sinking in with my husband and he has taken pity on me and started cooking more often.
This does not mean I don’t like to try. I actually love to team up with my husband or kids to cook meals. I just need help with meal planning so when Karen from Lily On the Fly, an award winning meal planning system, offered to send me the Hearty Meals for Hungry Families Starter Kit, I jumped at the opportunity.
This starter kit comes with a 36 card pack of hearty family favorites which include color photos of each dish (very handy!) and are color coded depending on what type of meal: dinner, dessert, appetizer, etc. I had my family sort through and pick which one they’d like to try. The kids loved this because not only did they have a say in what was for dinner, but they also got to help cook that meal. The ingredients for each meal is on the back of that card which makes creating a grocery list a snap, however, the cards are easily transported in a purse for those that plan on the fly, like me. In fact, there is a handy Limited Edition Lily Carrying Case to keep the cards organized.
Once the shopping is done, use the clear 7-slot magnetic refrigerator holder (comes with the starter kit) to display that week’s meals. This way everyone knows what is for dinner any given night and they know who is supposed to be helping.
Now these recipes are meant to help save time so some ingredients might call for packaged mashed potatoes, instant rice or some other quick ingredient. For those wanting to stay away from processed items like that, you can certainly either create it from scratch or substitue. I’ve done both and the meals turn out fabulous. There are also add-on recipe cards for more variety and blank Create Your Own cards.
Lily On the Fly has partnered with Card Cubby to create the Little Lily Quick Dinner Solutions which comes with a Card Cubby Organizer, 10 Quick Dinner recipes, 5 Create Your Own cards and an 8-slot meal plan card holder.
I’ve found Lily On the Fly, which happens to be a mom-invented product made in the USA, to be a true time and money saver for our family. I don’t even want to think about how much money we’ve blown eating fast food. Makes me cringe!
With the holidays right around the corner, Lily On the Fly is offering a 20% discount PLUS a free 5 card holiday set of their totally cute cards that make a complete holiday meal. Just enter code FBT4Lily which is good through December 31st.
Would you be interested in a Lily On the Fly Hearty Meals for Hungry Families Starter Kit? I thought you might! Karen has graciously offered to give away a starter kit to one lucky winner!
Enter to Win a Lily On the Fly Heart Meals for Hungry Families Starter Kit:
Visit Lily On the Fly, jot down (1) the three simple steps to getting dinner done using the Lily On the Fly system (hint: these are on the home page), (2) which Lily product line do you like best (Classic Lily Line or Little Lily Collection and (3) why you’d like to win.
Come back here and leave that information in a comment.
- Must have a valid email address within the United States (no International entries please)
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Deadline: Midnight, November 15, 2008
I will choose a random winner from participants who have entered correctly and post it on November 16, 2008. I verify subscribers and button placement on blogs.
Each winner has 4 days to claim prize otherwise I will choose another.
Good luck to everyone!
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