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    Default Opinions wanted please!!

    My SIL writes a blog and has just come up with a business idea - menu planning service.
    It can be better explained here:

    http://lifelovesandliz.com/2012/04/1...nning-service/

    Would just like to know, how many would actually use a service like this and if you have any ideas for a name?

    Note: not trying to drum up business or advertise, simply would like to know if it's a good idea or not.

    Thanks!

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    I think it sounds good. So would the person give info about the foods their family likes etc and then get recipes as well?

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    Yep, she sent me a questionnaire today that said:
    1. Supermarket preference
    2.frequency - weekly, fortnightly, monthly
    3. No. Of ppl in the fam
    4. Allergies
    5. Mild, medium or hot spices
    6. Budget per frequency on food
    7. Likes
    8. Dislikes
    9. Skill level

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    I think it's a good idea, I would use it maybe occasionally as my brain gone into overdrive and I actually shut down doing menu plans and once had a panic attack (go figure) The price maybe a little on the steep side, but I am cheap and nasty so you could disregard that comment. Also I only Plan dinners if this is 3x7 or 2x7 weekly plan it's a lot better pricing.

    As for a name- Dinners: Sorted! or Dinner's Planned. What's for eat/chow/dinner etc is good. I actually Paid for an iphone app called that but it had fancy schmancy meal ideas. I see she mentions asking about shopping/ eating habbits but cooking is good to ask about too. EG I know somepeople who like to let/have their 10yo cook one meal a week. And also the family dynamics.

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    I wouldn't use something like this, as menu planning is all about saving $ and ease. So this probably wouldn't save me money and I wouldn't like following recipes every night. What I do is I have a spreadsheet with all of my meals in categories eg chicken, pastas, vegetarian, etc. I'll maybe try a new recipe once a week or fortnight and if it's yum and easy it goes in the spreadsheet. I get cranky when i cook something and don't like it, so don't like to try new recipes more often than I do

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    Wouldn't use it and agree people who meal plan are trying to save money so don't want to have an extra expense!

    I don't think the idea will bring in any decent $$ to make a business out of it, sorry!!

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    Love it! Would happily spend $35 a month for it. I would save that and more having my meals planned.

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    Thank you everyone for the feedback! Greatly appreciated!

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    Anyone else?

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    I'd be interested in doing it as a once in a while thing.

    I hate grocery shopping, I only meal plan because if I don't I stare in the freezer at 5 o'clock, wanting to curl up in a little ball because I have no idea what to cook... Plus I don't particularly like cooking. We end up with pretty much the same 14 meals each fortnight.

    I'd use this service to get a few different and simple meal plans and just rotate them each fortnight.

    I think the pricing model is great - especially because she plans on saving you that money in your shop. But I wouldn't pay it every fortnight.

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