We really did eat McDonald’s every single night (Countertop Cooking Challenge Day 17)

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Do you need to get dinner DONE?




Do you have struggle with dinner on the table?

Does grocery shopping and menu planning and then actually getting dinner on the table completely overwhelm you each week?

Do you throw food away each week because you didn't really have a plan in place to begin with?

Do you spend too many nights going through the drive thru because you just can't get dinner done at home? 

I can help. 

As I shared last week on Facebook live, I grew up in a home where we ate dinner at McDonald‘s 7 nights a week. 

I'm not kidding.

(Okay, sometimes there was a little variety and we'd swing through Wendy's or Arby's, but basically my mom drove us 4 kids through the drive-thru each night because that was the easiest way she knew to get dinner done.)

The truth is, my mom was a good mom who was trying her very best as a single mom raising 4 kids on her own. But at the end of the day she just didn't have the energy to figure dinner out, so through the drive-thru we'd go.


This was me as a junior in high school when I was probably around 190 pounds – it was all I could do not to photoshop this picture to make me look just a little better, but I'm keeping it real here ~ yikes! 


By age 18 I ballooned up to 225 pounds because I just hadn't learned how to eat correctly, but I'm determined that's not going to happen to your family.


***That's why this whole menu planning thing is so very important to me.*** 


The truth is, getting dinner done isn't easy, but I really believe this tool can change how dinner looks in your home.


Because this matters. 


Getting dinner done is so important for so very many reasons, beyond just getting dinner done.

This month as we've done the Countertop Cooking Challenge, I hope you've been encouraged and inspired to get yummy meals on the table for your family.


And I love that I can give you the tools my own mom didn't have to easily get dinner done.


Today's the last day to get access to the Eat at Home Cooks Menu Plans for 25% off regular price. (Use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout.) 


Tonight's Slow Cooker Meatballs & Spaghetti Sauce


The best part?

If you sign up, you'll get access to ALL THREE SETS OF MENU PLANS.

You'll get 6 recipes each week for the slow cooker + a dessert.
6 recipes each week full of whole foods options + a dessert.


Tomorrow's Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

And, you'll ALSO get 6 traditional recipes + a dessert each week to try out.

Basically, you'll get SEVENTY TWO FAMILY TESTED RECIPES + 6 DESSERTS + MENU PLANS + GROCERY LISTS for as little as $1.21 per week.

And, you'll get both options for either a larger family (5-8) or smaller family (3-4) when you sign up.

I love that.

Here's how the pricing breaks down:

  • MONTHLY PLAN:  $10.50 per month when you use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout ($2.62 per week)
  • QUARTERLY PLAN: $23.25 per quarter when you use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout ($1.93 per week)
  • ANNUAL PLAN: $63 per year when you use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout ($1.21 per week!)

I TOTALLY believe you will save that much every week at the grocery store (and a bunch more by skipping the drive-thru) by trying these menus out.  Our family used the whole foods option last month and we're using the slow cooker option this month, and goodness, they've making getting dinner done EASY.


Last Week's Freezer Meals

If you're a busy working mom, I know getting dinner on the table may be more than you feel like can do, but I promise this will help.

If you've got little ones at home and struggle with enough time to make your grocery list and menu plan, I really think this will make your life easier too.

And if you've been cooking for what feels like forever but just need a few new fresh ideas, I really think this might be just for you.


If you're interested, head on over HERE and download your menu plans, and be sure to use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout to get the best price. 

I really think this is the best money you'll spend all year, and promise it'll be so worth it for you.


P.S. Please know that I 100% believe you can make your own grocery list and menu plan for free without paying for something like this, but for our family, the convenience  of something like this for less than the cost of a cookbook has been worth every penny. If you're making a menu plan and grocery list on your own I'm so proud of you and just love that option too!



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. And don't forget to join our free Dinner's Done Facebook group to get tons of support and encouragement as we all get dinner done.

20 Day Countertop Cooking Challenge

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  1. Laurie,

    Just a hint, I don’t like to touch meat either. I use latex/vinyl gloves when I need to touch meat. 🙂

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