I love to save recipes. I don’t always use the ones I save. But you never know. Right? The problem with all my past recipe collecting endeavors was the card boxes, the folded food-stained hunks of paper and the dog-eared cookbooks shoved into a cupboard. This post is a review of an app that solved all my problems!
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m very thankful for the recipe cards I still have in my mom’s handwriting. Especially the ones I remember her making from childhood. But, if it crosses my mind to look for “Chili Corn Chip Supper” from the 70’s I would be up a CREEK trying to find it! (I know it’s in there somewhere, but WHERE?!)
Dreams Do Come True
Then, four years ago, I discovered Plan to Eat, a recipe saving, organizing, menu planning, grocery list creating ‘dream come true’! I joined after trying the app for the 30 days free trial AND at the half-price deal. I renew every year at this time for the deal and don’t ever plan on stopping! I’ve saved over 400 recipes and have had tons shared with me from my PTE friends. 🙂
A 5 Star Review from a Raving Fan
Let me rave about this app for a little while. Do you know when you finally land on that perfect kitchen tool or read that ‘can’t put it down’ book? You want to tell everyone you know about it. That’s what I’m doing here.
Plan to Eat is an extremely comprehensive, well thought out application for its purpose. And, they keep finding new ways to improve it, adding new features all the time.
My Favorite PTE Features for the Review
I’m going to share my favorite features. And then if you’re interested, you can try it out for 30 days and discover some of your own favorite parts.
**The ability to grab recipes off any website and pop them into the app with the use of the PTE extension is probably my favorite PTE tool.
**After grabbing the recipe, it can be saved into the appropriate category. After that tag it with something even more specific to make searching later a breeze. For example, you can search Mexican | Chicken | Pioneer Woman | Slow Cooker recipes. That is if that’s what you’re in the mood for that night.
**You can easily create a calendar full of meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) or just dinner if you prefer for a week or a month. You’re able to do a search in the Plan section of the app. Next, you slide the recipes you want to include right into the day and meal of your choice.
**After planning out the recipes that you choose to add to the calendar, you can move on to the grocery list preparation step. The list can be personalized to add your favorite store, and you can add or delete ingredients to make it just right.
If you’re lucky enough to have a personal chef who plans out your meals, that would probably be better than Plan to Eat. But if you’re the personal chef for your family, PTE could make your life so much easier and lots more fun.
PTE is also very social! You can add friends to the app. Then, you and those friends can share recipes (I’d love to be your friend and share! My username is kathyowensrowland). There are Facebook groups, Pinterest boards, and lots of Insta photos.
Next Step: Sign up for the Free Trial
Click here and sign up to try Plan to Eat for free for 30 days. Around Black Friday they have a yearly sale on the yearlong membership fee, but full price is very reasonable ($3.25 per month!)
I can’t recommend Plan to Eat enough! If you choose to sign up, please let me know. It would be fun to share and compare notes!
A Gift for You
I’ve put together a collection of Quiet Hollow’s ‘Plan to Eat’ Favorites I’ve saved and used through the PTE app. Click on the photo to download the recipes.
*Keep in mind that this post contains affiliate links and in the event of a sale, I will be rewarded a small commission. I only recommend services & software that I truly believe in!
Finding a new purpose in living and joy in the day-to-day was the goal when author Kathy Rowland and her entire family (adult kids and grandkids) moved from the PNW to Texas several years ago. The focus of Quiet Hollow is to encourage ‘next chapter women’ – those who are retired, empty-nesters, or have found themselves without a spouse to jump back into life. And, she shares multiple tips, ideas, and possibilities toward that end. Kathy completed her almost 30 years as an elementary teacher and hopped into over a decade of volunteer work, side hustle-type businesses, and grandchild care before discovering her unique and fulfilling purpose for the next chapter of life. What you read on Quiet Hollow is a large part of that calling. Another part is the happy life she’s leading in Central Texas in the same neighborhood as the 3 big kids and her 5 grandkids. She and her college sweetheart husband made sure to add a pool to their new Texas home, so there are lots of noisy, splashy days in their little oasis of a backyard. Come join her on Quiet Hollow in a conversation about finding and living the life you were created to live in this later stage. The chats will be full of laughter, support, faith, and inspiration to create.