Countertop Cooking Challenge

Countertop Cooking Challenge



If you missed today's Facebook live, check it out HERE.

Just a reminder that our challenge starts tomorrow morning ~ I can't wait and hope you're joining me too!

Can you imagine going to the grocery store, buying oodles of groceries, and then just dumping a few of those bags of groceries in the trash?


You may just be doing that. 


So many people (myself included sometimes!) head to the store without a plan in place, buy things they may not use, and things end up getting wasted and thrown away ~ literally 25% of food in America is thrown away each year. 


But you and I are going to fix that. 


Crocktober wrapped up last fall, but back by popular demand we're doing a very similar series this February called the Countertop Cooking Challenge. (I think you're going to love it!) We're going to have a menu plan, grocery list, and recipes all pulled together before the week even starts.


Starting Monday, 2/26/18, I'm teaming up with my friend Tiffany from Eat at Home Cooks to bring you Crockpot and Instant Pot recipes for, and every single one of us is going to get dinner done.


To make your life waaaayyyyy easier (and mine too!) we'll use Tiffany's Eat at Home Menu Plans ~ which I've been using in our home and they're just fantastic.


I promise, these will save you a bundle!


In fact, people who shop with a menu plan and grocery list save 25-50% every single week on their food expenses.


And, a menu plan all of a sudden makes grocery shopping easy.


Best of all?


You'll actually eat well balanced meals with what you have in your kitchen and skip the drive thru.


Sound good?


I thought so too. 🙂

During the February 2018 Countertop Cooking Challenge I'll be cooking with you for a whole week including grocery lists and menu plans, and Tiffany and I will be cooking them up each day right up with you. 

I used the labels HERE to print these off and pop them into my freezer bags so I know what's in each bag and how to cook it!  If you're looking for freezer meal supplies you can find all of those HERE 🙂



My favorite part is that each morning I'll share a Facebook Live Video filling up Mrs. Potts (a.k.a. ~ my slow cooker), and it would be so stinkin' fun for me if you were on the other side of the screen filling up Mrs. Potts in your kitchen too.



Here's how the schedule should look: 🙂

  • 9:00 – 9:30 AM Eastern Time – I'll be doing a Facebook Live Video showing how to make a recipe each morning
  • 10:30 AM Eastern Time – Daily email goes out to regular email subscribers with all the info
  • 1:30 PM Eastern Time – Blog post here on PPP with a replay of the video
  • Between 4:30 – 6:30 PM Eastern Time (POSSIBLY! depends on family schedule) quick update over on Facebook with pic or live video of recipe
  • My friend Tiffany from Eat at Home will also share on Facebook Live how to make several of these recipes in the Instant Pot in the afternoons

I'll be cooking from the February 5th Slow Cooker Meal Plan:

  • MONDAY, February 26th – Red Pepper Pineapple Teriyaki Pork Chops
  • TUESDAY, February 27th – Black Bean and Salsa Chicken
  • WEDNESDAY, February 28th – Freezer Cooking Day + Sunday Dinner Chicken (I *might* do the Facebook Live video in the evening so those of you who work out of the home can join me!)
  • THURSDAY, March 1st – Cilantro Lime Chicken Sandwiches
  • FRIDAY, March 2nd – Zingy BBQ Chicken


Will you join me? 


For just today, Tiffany is offering us the lowest prices she's offered on her menu plans 30% off with the code EARLYBIRD at checkout.



  • Weekly menu plans for the entire month
  • A set of slow cooker menu plans
  • A set of whole foods menu plans (those are the ones we’re using right now)
  • A set of traditional menu plans
  • A weekly dessert recipe
  • One quick click to download all 3 sets of menus (in color or black and white ink ~ color coded to make your menu planning even easier)
  • Basically, you'll get 72 recipes with menu plans AND A GROCERY LIST, all included! 
  • The menu plans cost as little as $1.13 per week when you sign up for a one year plan, or try out a 1 or 3 month subscription and see what you think.


And, if you're like me you'll use the grocery list along with the Kroger Click List (watch the video above), and make grocery shopping and menu planning so crazy easy you'll have it done in 30 minutes or less. 


And I would just love for you to join my free private Dinner's Done Facebook group to get tons of support and encouragement as we all get dinner done in February.


It's going to do be a great week! 


Looking for more ways to have dinner on the table? Be sure to sign up for my totally free Crocktober Cookbook with menu plan and grocery list. I can't wait to get started countertop cooking with you!

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  1. Hi Laurie, I just signed up for the meal plans!!! I’m so excited!! Tiffany’s meals look so yummy. I can’t wait to get saving and cooking! THANK YOU SO MUCH PPP!

  2. Wish that the Earlybird deal ran through to Friday as Fridays are paydays. Won’t be able to participate this time around darn it.

  3. stacy foster says

    I ordered the meal plans now, how do I print them off

  4. Hi Laurie. I ordered the meal plan but did not get anything telling me how to print them. Can you tell me where to go so I ca do that?

    Thanks Lisa

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