Friday, June 6, 2008

Lily On The Fly - A Menu Planning Resource - Enter to Win!

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Updated: This contest is now closed. The winner is chksngr!!

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I recently had the opportunity to review an excellent menu planning resource. It's called Lily On The Fly. This particular product is different than any I've seen before for menu planning and is definitely beneficial for the visual person. This system centers around the magnetized card holder that can be displayed on your refrigerator. It includes 7 clear slots, one for each day of the week. What goes into these slots are the handy dandy menu planning recipe cards that are also provided. On the front of each card are three sections listing cooking instructions, one for the night before, in the morning and put it all together. The shopping list for each meal is right on the back on each card conveniently listed in seven general grocery store areas. Look how colorful it is:

Once you have selected 7 cards to put into the slots you have a complete menu plan for the week and when you turn the holder over you have a complete grocery list going down the back. You can then transpose the grocery list to a piece of paper to take to the store with you, take the whole holder with you or even just pull out the cards and bring them with you that way.

Another option as Lily On The Fly suggests (and hence the name) is to keep the deck of cards in your purse and easily choose recipes right in the store as you think through your plans for the next few days, and what is on sale. I love how versatile it is!!

My girlfriend struggles with traditional menu planning but really loves this system because for her she loves her recipes all in one spot rather than having to keep track of them from different sources such as various cookbooks or the internet. That's too much hassle for her, this system streamlines the process for her.

The recipes look to be simple and easy to prepare and I love how each card shows a picture of the completed dish, a very nice touch! A list of the 36 recipes included in the starter kit can be found here. The starter kit retails for $27.95 but for the month of June you can get 15% of your order by using the code "Welcome Summer". Additional recipes packs are also available.

Lily On The Fly is giving away a Hearty Meals for Hungry Families Starter Kit today to one lucky reader. Just leave a comment below by Tuesday, June 10th at noon pst for your chance to win. If you are not a blogger please be sure to also include a valid email address.

Happy menu planning!!

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Jacy said...

What a great idea!! I would love to be entered into the drawing for the give away. Thanks for a wonderful looking, and streamlined product!!

jacyrogers@hotmail.com

Kim said...

I think this product is GREAT!

kimmiekinkins@tds.net

everaftermyway said...

What an awesome resource! A great way to create your menu plan! I would love to be entered!

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this. christinabagne@yahoo.com

Tiffany said...

I would be Soooo Lucky to win this!

Tiffany at www.ushouldbesolucky.blogspot.com

Allison Says said...

Oh wow! Thanks for a great giveaway! I would love that.

Tannis said...

Oh, I would love this. I've tried a lot of menu planners and this one sounds great.

blahdidum@hotmail.com

Melanie said...

Oh what a neat idea!! And a fabulous giveaway!

Jenni said...

What a fantastic idea! I've been dying to find something to keep me motivated to plan menus! Pick me! Pick me! :)

kacey@doodlebugspaper.com said...

Great idea!!! I love it!

MaryBeth said...

I would love to try this... what a great give away idea!! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Love it! I need all the help I can get!

Irene

ireneschat@hotmail.com

Sharon said...

Oh, please enter me for my husband. I guess I grew up with a creative mom because I have learned to make a meal from what I have on hand. But my husband has to have the menu then buys the groceries. This will certainly help him out. Please enter us!

Angela said...

I would definitely like to be included! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

That is a really cool idea. I have a hard time putting my meals together and getting everything I need on my shopping list. Please enter me into your drawing. richnstef92@yahoo.com Thanks.

Beth said...

How clever! My menu planning needs some serious intervention, lol. Thanks for the chance to win!

FishMama said...

Sounds good to me! I love to mix things up a bit.

Peridot2 said...

My menu planning is in dire need of intervention too. Thanks for this opportunity to win something so useful and innovative!

Rachel said...

Awesome! I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

The Mommy said...

Please pick me! My husband would love for me to win this! Then he wouldn't get the "honey can you pick up..." phone calls on his way home from work as often.

princessmomma said...

I really like the idea of taking the meal/recipes to the store with you. It would make it so much easier to shop the sales without having to waste the paper associated with getting the ads. Definitely enter me in this contest.

Aurelia said...

With another baby on the way, I'd love to try this colorful method! What a great giveaway!

Beckie said...

Oh what a fun way to meal plan!!

Anonymous said...

That actually looks like fun!
bhiebert@pldi.net

Chelsey said...

This looks really neat!! This busy mom of five could use a spruce up in her meal planning! :)

AGSoccerMom said...

I so need this! Well my family would love me if I got this.
www.agsoccermom.blogspot.com

Amy said...

I just found your site and love everything!

Radiant Soul said...

wow this sounds like a great way to stick to a healthy meal program! I've been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks for all your great ideas on your blog... Its so helpful/inspirational for someone like me that has a cluttered life!
-sahana

My email is sahanau@gmail.com

Nellie D said...

Very cool. I would love to spread out cards and allow my family to help with menu planning.

Jennifer said...

What a great idea. It reminds me of the old Richard Simmons Deal a Meal thing. I would love to win.

Jennifer

TheLegacyLady said...

Would love this - thanks for the heads-up on a great product!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic idea!! ajkatz74@gmail.com

Merrie said...

Please include me -- and if I don't win, I think I'll make something like this with my own cards! Love it!

Melanie said...

I'm eager to begin meal planning. What a seemingly great too!

Lorri said...

Looks like a cool product, very colorful. I'd love to win this and try it out!

Lorri
http://lorri-gratitude.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Great idea--I love the carry-around cards.

Gina B

ScrapperMom said...

This is such a great idea. I do my best to plan my meals, but this would be such a fun way to do it!

Theresa said...

What an interesting menu planning tool.

Lisa said...

What a fantastic idea. I so need one.
Lisa

Amber said...

Could this be the answer to all my problems?

Queen B said...

Cool idea! Very different from anything I've seen. Sign me up!!

ourboysourlives said...

I am all over this whether I win it here or purchase it!! Thanks again Laura you're amazing

Julie said...

cool, count me in, please!

AmyDe said...

Sign me up! Thanks!

Donnetta (momrn2) said...

This sounds fantastic! Please enter me!!

acleanheart said...

What a great idea!

Tisha A said...

I love your site and all your ideas.

HopiQ said...

Very, very cool! Menu planning is important at our busy house, and anything to make it easier is great!

Davy's Mommy said...

Oh, that sounds neat!

Mommy Doodles said...

I love this - i would hope to win and make my menu planning a breeze!
Love your blog!

Melanie
.com

Maribel said...

That sounds great...I would love that!

magpie said...

This looks perfect!

lifeasamama said...

interesting! i was much better about planning menus until i had a toddler. now it's not getting done, and with food and gas prices the way they are, this is when i REALLY should be doing it!

count me in, please!

Kelly said...

What an awesome idea!! I had never seen that before!

Kim said...

How clever!

Trisha said...

This looks great!

R.G. Ashby said...

i need desperate menu planning help....SOS

Sara M. said...

What a neat product! Maybe this would help me with my lack of motivation to make menu planning a habit, not just a once-in-a-while thing.

chksngr said...

This is a GREAT idea...for once, menu planning where I'm not writing and writing and writing and writing...and my DH could actually do some of the cooking!

merickson7 said...

Looks like a great product!!

Megan Fletcher said...

Looks like something I really could use! Thanks for sharing the info.

nikkisawicky said...

I would love to be entered!

The Carter Family said...

WOW!! What a neat idea!! I always have trouble with meal plans. Don't mind the cooking if I didn't have to plan. Count me in for the giveaway!

Ashleigh

thetinybean said...

What a great idea! I keep cooking the same things over and over again, and it would be nice to be able to get some variety in there if I were more organized. Thanks for posting your review!

~Kristi

gillian said...

Looks like an AWESOME product for the working mom/dad with a 4yr old a baby #2 on the way!!!

Miney said...

I'd like to be entered in the drawing. Thanks! :)

Katy @ sppumpkin@sbcglobal.net

Mrs. F said...

Oh me, pick me, pick me. I need something to get me back in the groove again!

Great giveaway!

paloma916@yahoo.com

misskp said...

This looks great! I'd love to try it...my menu planning sure could use a boost!

miss_k_p@yahoo.com

tea4two321 said...

This looks great!!

Mirissa said...

Great idea, now I just need to keep my fingers crossed that I'll win and my kids will like the recipies!

Anonymous said...

I would love to be enetered in the contest. That product looks awesome!
Amy
writers4@comcast.net

Lisa said...

I always need help menu planning! This looks great!

llsmithx4@gmail.com

Under the Florida Sun said...

How fun is this!

I tried leaving a comment before and I think it got deleted...

anywho.. count me in

Cynthia Matzat said...

What a neat planner! I used to plan like this for a while with homemade cards I made with recipes.

lmilla said...

I'm just getting started with menu planning and I need all the help I can get!

Dren said...

A plan?!! For menus?!! That doesn't involve opening the fridge and saying "Hmmmmm" for a lengthy period of time?!! Sweet.

Jess said...

This is seriously the coolest thing ever. My mom does all the cooking for both her household and mine, she is truly a blessing to me and keeps me sane so I can work and go to school. I would love to be entered into the drawing so I could win it for my mom. Thanks!!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

looks like a fun product.

Angie said...

Looks like something I need as a full-time working first time mom.
-angie b.

Not Jenny said...

Oooh, those look so fun!

Katie said...

OOH! Pick me! Pick me! (is that too desperate?) I'm new to menu planning and would love this. Thanks for having the contest!

mom2triplets04 said...

This sounds like a great idea. At this point I'd try anything to stop the stress in my house. Please pick me I struggle with menu planning each week. I always start out doing it and then life takes over and I don't have the time to continue doing it. Please help.

Darcie said...

So cool! I'd love to have one!

Jennifer said...

What an awesome idea!

tommyandjenn@cox.net

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic idea!! I love your website and all your great ideas. cldj40@yahoo.com

Nicole said...

I would love to be entered in the drawing. I am just starting to use a meal plan and the first week took a really long time to get started. This tool would be a great help!

Miranda said...

This looks like a fabulous tool!

bleucowgirl AT hotmail DOT com

twyska said...

So cool. I love the idea

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

Looks like something I could really use!

Sweetpeas said...

I'm not sure how much we'd use the recipes that come with it, since we're vegetarian, but I love the idea of the plastic sleeves & re-usable cards, so I'm sure I could easily enough make my own cards using recipes/meals we like to slide in the sleeve :) Count me in!

Pam said...

Wow, I would love to win something like this. I have been struggling with meal-planning. I work full-time and am trying to save money and I KNOW meal-planning is an important step! Thanks for offering!

The Kahler Family said...

Such a great idea! I am struggling with menu planning, especially since summer is in full-swing here, and this would be great for me!
Angie

Zackery's Mom said...

As a new home daycare owner and a mom of 2 little girls, I soooo could use every little bit of help for menu planning! This would help me out soooo much!!

Diane

JJ (Lady Di) said...

This sounds like a great idea!

Heather B said...

I've got my fingers crossed!

Siri said...

Looks neat!
Pleebles@verizon.net

Teresa said...

As usual, a wonderful giveaway! Like the many before me I would love to be entered in the drawing for this nifty little idea.

Jeanette said...

Wow, this is great. I'd love to try this out. I have the hardest time w/ menu planning.

Selima said...

This is so cool. I would love to win! sgarris@gmail.com

Ter said...

Neat Idea!

withanangelonmyshoulder@gmail.com

Lundie said...

Ooh! Count me in!

crazydaisy said...

Ooh, ooh, pick me!!!

Dawn said...

What a handy, dandy tool. I hope I win! ;-)

Sarah said...

Wow! What a cool sounding system! I'd love to give this a try!

Louanne said...

Wow, that is really cool! I so often find myself on the internet or flipping through cookbooks at 6:30 pm!!

Tracey said...

This is great! I would love the help!! Enter me please!!!

jenn said...

this is really cool - i've seen similar things but not one that seems this convenient or as pretty :O) i would love one!

Jessica said...

Awesome idea! I love to menu plan, but could always use something to make it more fun!

jforbeck@tctelco.net

*~*~*Stephani*~*~* said...

What a great way to try new recipes! I'm always making the same things over and over. This would make it so much easier to plan variety!

~Tami said...

Neat! I need all the help I can get with meal planning.

Colleen said...

I admit that this was made for me! A match made in heaven. :-)

linda said...

What a great idea.. I love to menu plan and am also looking for new recipes to try..

April said...

This is so awesome! Please enter me!

Melissa said...

I have been wanting to menu plan forever, but have always gotten lost somewhere between figuring out what to have and actually making it. This sounds like it would be perfect. I have book marked the page to go and check it out. Thanks :)

Lynette said...

Too COOL! I would love to win this!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Lroebuck1@msn.com

Barbara said...

I soo need this. My pregnant brain can't handle menu planning right now and we need it more than ever. Thanks for the giveaways.

4 is crazy said...

I could use all the help I could get!

Harmony said...

This is a really amazing idea, so creative and very helpful! I have just started menu planning and it has proven to be very useful. I work full time as well as help my hubby pastor a church and am raising three active boys, this would definately make the one area of my life easier! Great giveaway!

Cheri said...

Looks like a great giveaway! Thanks!

Terri said...

What a great giveaway!

mtmommy said...

This sounds like a great idea... Fun giveaway! Thanks!

momof3crazykids said...

Who wouldn't need this or want to use it. I hope I win, this looks great!

Kathie in Ramona said...

I so need to win this! My oldest daughter is due the beginning of July, my youngest daughter just had a baby girl in May. My oldest and her husband moved back in to save for a house, and mealtime anytime is so stressful! All the men in our family work so hard all day long, and it's sad when I don't know what's for dinner.
ktiques@cox.net

The Reads said...

That is a great idea. I would love to try this!

The writer and the singer said...

Interesting idea! Count me in.

nellbe said...

Fabbo idea - please count me in!
Thanks

Scott and Sharon Ankerich said...

I would LOVE to win this!!! I just got on the menu planning bandwagon and love it.
Shay

Anita said...

What a great idea!

onemoreequalsfour said...

Please sign me up! I can use all the help I can get!!!

Jenny said...

wow, I need this... meal planning is a struggle for me! THanks laura!

Just.Me said...

This product would be an awesome tool for our family. My daughter is learning how to cook and this would make it exciting for her.

bevsclark @ gmail . com

Anonymous said...

This would be such a help to me! Thanks!

kelli said...

Cool idea!

D'Anna said...

Please count me in!
Thank you!

Betsy said...

Great contest!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win that. This is the one area of organizing that I am finding difficult.
thanks Diane
dimoe@writeme.com

Jennifer Bogart said...

Thanks! I am meal planning challenged, so I'd love to enter :).

Cat said...

That looks like the best thing to have for us meal planners who run out of ideas. I usually find weekly meal planners in the magazines but they only give you one week which still leaves you with three to figure out what to make. This definitely would be very handy.

Hugs!!!!
craftyncer@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great idea. I have been looking for a system like this. This will come in handy. Thanks for the chance to win.

janicehorne2@cox.net

albroom said...

Sounds like a great product. I could really use this. Thanks for the chance to win! Lee
albroom@bellsouth.net

No Scrappin Mess said...

I love this what a great idea.

Anonymous said...

Please choose me!

cccanody@gmail.com

Michelle ~ [ real neat ] said...

Very cool!

aspritzofsis said...

I haven't seen anything like this before! Sounds intriguing. Thanks for the info and the giveaway!

Gina said...

What a neat product! Thanks for doing the giveaway.

Uniquely Yours said...

This is great! Anything that will help make my life easier!!!

Megret said...

This looks so helpful! Please count me in!
meg (dot) wilson (at) gmail (dot) com

bethann929 said...

What a cool product. Please enter me to win!

Gabe said...

That looks like it would be fun to try! I love anything that makes meal planning and grocery shopping easier!

Brooke Hren said...

What a timely post. I've just started meal planning to help with grocery costs. Thanks!

LLL said...

Pick me, Pick me!
johnlittleford@bellsouth.net

Laura L.

Kathryn said...

OH, Pretty! I really need help w/menu planning, this looks great..
Thanks!

seansmuhma@aol.com

Jamie said...

Looks like a great idea!

KaKi said...

This is exactly what I have been needing! I love it! I would love to be entered in your drawing.

Camille said...

That looks great!!! :)

Our Family Is His said...

With a picky 3 year old and a new baby, this would be a blessing. I have got to check into buying one of these if I don't win. I like your site so much. I always find a little tidbit here and there that help me out! Thank you!

Melissa said...

I've just recently really gotten serious about menu planning and it is a huge time and sanity saver! I'd love to win this tool to help me along. Thanks for the chance.

The Austell Family said...

This sounds great. With a baby due in a couple months I could use the extra help in getting my menu done quicker!

Jamie said...

This sounds really neat!

JC said...

Menu planning for lazy people...I LOVE it! Honestly, I think that's half my problem...winning this sure would solve that!

krismissbaby@yahoo.com

Melinda said...

I think I would like to try this. Please enter me. :)

Hugs,
Melinda

The Book Lady Online said...

Wow! This looks wonderful! I'd love to be entered into the giveaway.

Lori

CandyScraps said...

Fabulous idea! Please enter me. :)

papercandy@gmail.com

Holly said...

wow! What a wonderful wedding gift this would make for the new bride. Please count me in on a chance to win this!

Diane said...

Please enter me!

Mrs. L said...

I would love to win this! Please enter me, thanks!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, I would LOVE this!

Lisa Sharp said...

Enter me please!

love_cats05@yahoo.com

Karla said...

Sounds great!
Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Growing up we had the same exact menu every week. It was mostly from a box hardly anything from scratch. I struggle with setting a menu and I have a husband who loves homemade mashed potatoes and other homemade items. This system sounds like it might actually work!
Thanks for opportunity to win.
Darla
Darla.Leatherman@uscm.org

Victoria said...

Me me me me !!! I have been trying to menu plan but it isn't working so well. I am organizationally challenged!

Jodie said...

This would help so much with my goal to be organized.
Thanks for the great give away.

Brenda said...

This is something that I could use! I'd love to be in the drawing.

The Organized Rambler said...

This looks like an awesome idea and a very easy way to plan! I am sitting here trying to make my weekly menu plan before I go to the grocery store tommorow...I googled something and your site with this giveaway came up!! Maybe that means I will win...Lord knows I need help right about now!
Great giveaway!

4 is crazy said...

Count me in!

Mary Ellen (Carolina Momma) said...

What a great idea! Count me in!

Bel said...

What a fantastic idea! Much more attractive than my scrawled notes I hide on the SIDE of the fridge! I would love to use something like this to assist me with meal planning.
bel@spiralgarden.com.au

kamailesfood said...

This definitely makes menu planning sound pretty easy. I checked out their website and I love that they offer "make your own card" cards. I would be all over those.

Elena said...

Interesting menu planner. I would love to try it out. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!!

Amy said...

This would be so helpful for my meal planning...it does take time to look up all the recipes on different sites. Please put me in your drawing..thanks! Amy lvs2knit@gmail.com

Carrie said...

I definately need a jump start to help with my sporadic menu planning...this would be a huge help for me!

Danelle Ice said...

THe graphics are super cute. Thanks for the giveaway!
Danelle

Debbie Jordan Kravitz said...

What a great product! I've been trying to get myself started with menu planning for a while now. Even though I understand (thanks to your posts!) the benefits of menu planning, I have yet to start. This may be just what I need!

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Garden Gal said...

I also love how the finished dish is pictured - that can definitely be encouraging when trying something new!! Grocery lists are always helpful as well. Great idea & thx for the giveaway!

The Ice House said...

Great idea! Please include me in the giveaway.

Cari said...

Neat idea! Sounds like a fun way to meal plan.

crazydaisy said...

Ooh,ooh, pick me! I think meal planning has become a hobby of mine!!!

Emily said...

What a cute and clever idea! I wish I'd thought of it.
;-)

Since I didn't, I'll keep my fingers crossed to win instead.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

This is so much fun - I would love to win this - I LOVE being organized.

Ali said...

This looks awesome. I am new to menu planning and I know this would be helpful.
ali.sarouhan@gmail.com

the4moyers said...

This looks like such a great system. I know meal planning can help lower grocery costs and I think this would really help me! Great giveaway! Thanks for offering this!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

Sharon said...

Oh wow that looks fantastic. I have been meaning to get a planner for AGES now and this might just be the one.

Mom24 said...

Hope I win. I could use some new planning inspiration.

BuckeyeFosterMama said...

Wow. What a great idea! I would love to win one:)

Brenda said...

Oh, what a great idea!

Stacey said...

OH I wanna win! I wanna win!

Thanks for the opportunity!!!

Stacey @
www.KissesfromtheFather.blogspot.com

Chel said...

That is such a great idea!

Karen said...

This sounds like a really neat resource! I'd love to give it a try!
Karen
www.homeschoolblogger.com/salt

Jamie said...

Sounds really neat!!

oklahomajamie @ gmail.com
(remove the spaces)

Jane Anne said...

This looks like a nice tool!

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