Welcome! Today’s featured broad is Leanne Ely, who has the answer to the age-old question, “What’s for dinner?” Leanne has made it her mission to save dinner for families! In 2001, she launched Menu Mailer, a menu-planning subscription service that offers recipes, shopping lists, and nutritional information. She has been called “The Mother of Menu Planning.” If your idea of planning dinner is deciding on takeout, then we have great news for you!
My conversation with Leanne covers the following:
How Leanne drew security in her childhood from having “family dinner” at the table every night
How she started her catering business and noticed that families didn’t do dinner together anymore: “Is THIS the new norm?”
How Leanne’s story includes some very tough days, including being a divorced, single mom, homeschooling her kids and running her business
How the course of her life changed when she won a recipe contest in 1996 and then wrote her first book, which she sold out of the trunk of her