eMeals to the Rescue {Savory Chicken Stroganoff Recipe & AWESOME eMeals Discount Code}

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eMeals to the Rescue

Y’all– I absolutely love to cook.  There are so many reasons that I prefer to provide my family with a fresh, home cooked meal every night.

  • The cost is less.  My husband and I have figured that out that we can prepare virtually anything at home and it costs less than going out to eat– even fast food.
  • It’s healthier.  Because I can control the ingredients that go into our meals, I can assure that my family eats within the recommended guidelines and that we are using quality, healthy ingredients in our meals.
  • It’s fun.  You may not agree, but I find cooking to be really fun.  Once I stopped seeing cooking as a chore, I began to enjoy having the opportunity to cook for my family.  Plus, there’s something about taking a bunch of ingredients and turning it into a meal that my family loves that is extremely satisfying.
  • It promotes togetherness.  This is by far my favorite reason for cooking dinner for my family.  When we sit around the table eating dinner together, we have the chance to talk, share stories, communicate, and bond.  It’s an experience that I would never trade.

With all that being said, it is downright hard to get that meal on the table each night.  I homeschool my daughter, run my home, and spend many hours each and every week working on Wee Share.  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Planning out our weekly meal calendar is incredibly time consuming, yet necessary.  I like to make a list of what meals we’ll be having and what ingredients I need to purchase.  This drastically reduces our grocery bill because I buy exactly what we need and don’t have to guess when I’m at the store.

The problem is, as I mentioned, that it takes up a ridiculous amount of time.  Time that I simply don’t have.

eMeals savory chicken stroganoff

eMeals to the rescue!

eMeals was created by two active moms, who lead very, very busy lives and found themselves frazzled trying to pull together family dinners every night. Wanting to make meal planning more tangible for other women and moms who share the same struggles, they created the concept of eMeals as a way to feed their families, save time, and preserve their sanity.

eMeals has done all of the planning for you.  You start by choosing your plan.  There are THIRTEEN options to choose from:

  • classic
  • clean eating
  • gluten free
  • low carb
  • low fat
  • mediterranian
  • natural and organic
  • paleo
  • portion control
  • simple gourmet
  • slow cooker classic
  • slow cooker clean eating
  • vegetarian

As you can see, there is truly a plan for everyone.  Once you’ve chosen your plan, you can customize it with your eating style, family size, and even your favorite grocery store!

emeals entree and sides

For my family, I chose to try the Classic Meal Plan.  We do use our crockpot, cook vegetarian meals, and dabble with other meal types as well.  However, as a general rule, I prepare classic-style meals.

The cool part, though, is that you can change up your meal plan once a month.  Say you want to try low carb or paleo for a while, then you can!  If you’re stuck in a cooking rut, then you can change up the plan you’re using.

eMeals email

Every week, your weekly meal plan arrives in your inbox.  Each day is laid out for you, with and entree and sides.  The day that it arrives seems to line up with the start of the new sale at your grocery store of choice.  That’s because in addition to your meal plan, there is a printable shopping list specific to your grocery store.

You see, the meal plans are often based on what will be on sale that week, and you can easily see those prices reflected on the shopping list.  There’s even a column to check off each ingredient as it goes into your shopping cart, helping to ensure that you don’t miss any necessary ingredients.  This helps to make shopping time go much more smoothly.

After you’ve shopped using the list provided by eMeals, all you’ve got left to do is cook and enjoy.  And, if the meals I’ve made so far are any indication, you’re going to love the meals they provides.

Just to give you a taste of eMeals, I want to share one of the recipes I have made from the Classic Meal Plan.  It’s tasty, it’s easy, and it’s just pretty much awesome.

sauteed chicken stroganoff

Savory Chicken Stroganoff with Sautéed Zucchini and Warm Biscuits

Ingredients for Savory Chicken Stroganoff

  • 1½ lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs {I substituted chicken breasts}
  • 14 oz can beef broth
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 4 oz can sliced mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 12 oz. egg noodles, uncooked

Puree broth, soup mix, can of mushrooms with liquid and flour in blender. Pour over chicken in 6 to 7 quart slow cooker. Cook on low 4 hours.  Stir the chicken and sauce before serving; break chicken into smaller pieces. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Serve chicken and sauce over hot noodles.

Ingredients for Sauteed Zucchini

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; add zucchini. Cook, stirring occasionally, until zucchini is golden brown – 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in garlic, oregano and salt and pepper to taste; cook, stirring, about 2 minutes.

Ingredients for Warm Biscuits

  • 1 can biscuits

Prepare biscuits according to package directions.

eMeals Classic Plan

Yes– eMeals is completely awesome.  They have rescued me from meal planning, allowing me to spend more time with my family and being able to enjoy the cooking process once again.  It’s much easier to get a hot meal on the table when someone is doing a lot of the work for you.

Right now, you can save a bundle when you sign up for eMeals.  Use the code RESCUE to save 35% off a 1 year subscription. Offer expires December 15, 2013.  That’s for ANY of the meal plans, so you can choose the one that’s best for your family.  The sign-up process is super easy.  It took me about 5 minutes, and that included checking out the sample recipes available for several of the plans.

Just a thought… but an eMeals subscription would be the perfect gift for that busy mom in your life.  It’s like the gift that will keep on giving every single day for the next year.  Pretty awesome.

To learn more about eMeals and see how it can work for you, I invite you to connect with them.

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