For all you cooks out there that don’t know what to fix each night for dinner, I’m going to help you out! I have been using a website for the past 5 years that I absolutely love. It is called Relish and they are located at www.relishrelish.com.
Why do I love this website? Let me count the ways:
1- easy to use
2- fabulous recipes that take about 30 minutes to prepare
3- you can customize the meal to the size of your family
4- they provide a dessert as part of the menu choice
5- they make a grocery list from your choice of menu items
6- you can select up to 5 nights worth of dinners
7- they offer freezer meals if you want to make some for the future
8- they have tons of menus to choose from ( healthy lunches, slow cooker, kid favorites and more)
9- you can always find a great tip on the first page
10- you can create a “favorties” menu of your own from all your favorite recipes from Relish.
I could go on but I think you should check it out for yourself. It does require a subscription but is worth every penny when you consider the money you will be saving now that you have a planned grocery list to work from. From my experience, I have save hundreds of dollars and hours of time using their system.
They are always looking the make the site better and I love them for that as well. So much better and easier to use from when I first signed up as a member. It is kind of like opening a present every Thurday (that’s when the new menus come out) to learn a new tip or see what wonderful menus they have for dinner ideas!
My advice for today, go check it out and tell me what you think! www.relishrelish.com
Soni, I can understand your fear of using meat you are not familiar with. I guess my first suggestion would be to give the meat a try. I have worked with duck, veal and lamb while at school and love them all! They are not difficult to work with and their flavors are wonderful. You can ask your butcher to help you pick out just the right piece of meat if you aren’t sure. Give them a try 🙂
But, as for the substitutions, chicken for the duck would be fine. Pork for the veal or beef for lamb. Basically, you can substitute anything you feel more comfortable working with.
Thanks for the website info. I will be looking into that. I have a question for you (didn’t know where else to post it on your site).
I got an awesome new Wok cookbook and have found tons of recipes I would like to try. The thing is, several of the recipes I would like to try call for meats I’m not brave enough to try. I’m wondering if a recipe calls for duck or goose, can I just use chicken and if there are any changes I need to make with that (ie, more/less salt, oil, etc). And if a recipe calls for veal or lamb, what should I substitute and any changes there? I would normally just try it but since I have an expert to ask, why not?