Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Scoop - The Six O'Clock Scramble

Here's the scoop on The Six O'Clock Scramble!
I was offered the opportunity to review The Six O'Clock Scramble for one month, as a member of twittermoms.com. I would much rather have a home cooked meal than go out to eat, but there's a problem with that...I don't really know how to plan meals or make grocery lists. Or, better said, when I've done this, it's taken me hours. And who am I kidding? I just don't want to do it! Suffice it to say when I read about The Six O'Clock Scramble, I knew this was something I had to try.

The Six O’Clock Scramble® is an online dinner planning service. From their website with my emphasis added:

  • A Weekly menu plan with five family-tested, healthy, delicious and quick DINNER RECIPES THAT TAKE 30 MINUTES OR LESS TO PREPARE

  • An ORGANIZED GROCERY LIST so you can grocery shop just once per week

  • A SEARCHABLE DATABASE where you can customize your weekly dinner plan

  • Your own personal RECIPE BOX where you can save your family's favorites 30 minute meals

  • A newsletter with USEFUL TIPS for easier mealtimes, snacks and lunches NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION for each family dinner recipe to help you take charge of your health
  • ELIMINATE THE STRESS OF FAMIILY MEAL PLANNING. Each week you will receive a weekly menu planner with recipes and simple instructions for balanced dinners complete with easy side dishes.

  • YOUR FAMILY WILL EAT MORE HEALTHY, FRESH AND SEASONAL FOODS. The Scramble emphasizes whole grains, lean proteins and lots of fruits and vegetables, so your family will enjoy a variety of flavors and cuisines while still enjoying 30 minute meals.

  • QUICK, EASY MEALS WITHOUT PROCESSED FOODS OR EXPENSIVE TAKE-OUT. Other convenience meals cut prep time by relying on processed ingredients. Scramble recipes simplify cooking by using fewer than ten nutritious ingredients and easy-to-follow directions.

  • THE SCRAMBLE IS FAMILY TESTED. All recipes go through a careful process to be Scramble certified as healthy, delicious and family friendly dinners.

  • CUSTOMIZE YOUR WEEKLY PLAN FOR YOUR FAMILY’S TASTES AND NEEDS. Picky eaters? Vegetarian? Dietary restrictions? Need Kosher recipes? Swap out any meal with a selection from our large Scramble recipe database. The grocery list is automatically updated with your choices!

  • SHOP ONLY ONCE A WEEK. The grocery list is organized by store section. You’ll also waste less food and save money by buying only what you need.

  • THE SCRAMBLE CARES about family mealtime, healthy meals for children, supporting local farmers and the environment. We listen to our subscribers and give back to the communities we live in.
Do you see what all is offered? Someone else plans? Makes out my organized grocery list? YES! I enjoyed my trial of this product so much that I became a subscriber! While we're not always home at the same time or we don't get home until late, the times we are home we have enjoyed an easy to make, home cooked meal. I even have some food in the freezer from the leftovers.
I'm going to see if I can share a newsletter sample below...please hold.

V = Vegetarian or Veg-friendly alternative
M = Make ahead EX = Scramble Express (30 minutes or less total)
S = Side Dish Only

Here's a shot of your grocery list - just look at that detail! (Let me know if you'd like a better view of this.)

If you're interested in checking out this site and the service they offer, I would start with the sample meal plan and grocery list, shown above. Honestly, it's helped make my shopping time and supper time a lot less stressful.

So now you have The Scoop...

(This scoop is about the cutest thing I've seen in coffee stuff! I might have to order (at least 18) one!)


bookflutterby said...

Hokie doodle! Those scoops are just way too cute...love them!

TCKK said...

How cute!!