Stressed Out About Dinner? Try Pocket Menu Planning (Review & Giveaway) {closed}

Planning for dinner drives me crazy.  I finally started planning our meals for the week at the beginning of the week, and it saves a lot of time.  We also (finally!) started planning our meals around the sales in the grocery store circulars, and it really does make life easier.  The sales often inspire meal ideas, plus you save money – love it!

I contacted Cammie and Emily over at Perfect Pocket Meal Planning, and they very graciously agreed to do a giveaway here at The Helping Mommy.

I love the system that they set up here. With the monthly pocket plan, you receive:

  • a pretty sewn Magnetic Monthly Pocket with four pockets
  • Recipe Packages totaling 40 recipes
  • 8 ingredient lists
  • Pocket Planning instructions

If you follow the plan, you grab 5 recipes per week (it allows for leftovers and/or eating out).  Each pocket represents one week and includes the ingredient list for the recipes that you chose. Add the ingredients for that particular week to your grocery list, and voila! Dinner made easy.

You can watch a video about their whole Meal Planning system and find out about other meal planning options on their website.

My two cents:
I liked the recipes that they presented here. I find that I’m not very good at following recipes to the letter, but these recipes were flexible enough that when I did make modifications, it still came out super yummy.

I would love to see an extra pocket to hold all of the other recipes in. What I mean is, you have your 40 recipes, then you have 5 recipes per week for 4 weeks. That leaves you with 20 other recipes, right? I suppose you could put them in your little recipe box, but I think it would be a neat idea to have a place within the pocket system to hold the extras.

Also, I am a VERY messy cook. I think it would be great if the recipe cards were laminated. Though I’m sure that would shoot up the production cost….it’s something to think about.

So, do you like what you see? Want one of your own? Here’s what you can do:

Buy it: The Monthly Pocket set goes for $15.00 over at Perfect Pocket Meal Planning. You can also buy just the recipes, just the pocket, etc.

Win it: Cammie and Emily are very generously offering a Perfect Pocket Meal Planner to one of my readers here at The Helping Mommy.

Mandatory Entry: Go to Pocket Meal Planning, and pick out your favorite pocket design.  Come back here and leave a comment letting me know which design number you would choose if you were to win.

Extra Entries:

  • “Like” Pocket Full of Posies Perfect Pocket Meal Planning on Facebook3 extra entries
  • Publicly follow The Helping Mommy via Google Friend Connect (right sidebar) – 2 extra entries
  • Tweet about this giveaway (up to 1 time per day).  Don’t forget to include @sdakin105 and add a comment here. – 1 entry per Tweet.

A Few Rules:

This Giveaway will end on 6/30 at 11:59 PM EST. The winner will be chosen via Random.org and notified by email.  The winner will have 72 hours to respond to my email.  If they do not respond during the allotted time, a new winner will be chosen.

This Giveaway is open to US and Canada only due to shipping limitations.

Please make sure to leave me your email address so I have a way to contact you if you win.

Disclaimers, etc: Although I received a Perfect Pocket Meal Planning system to review, all opinions are my own, and I was in no way required to write a positive review.  I received no monetary compensation for this review.

Update
The winner is…..(drum roll please….)

Amy! Congrats! Please email me within 72 hours to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

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