I hope you had a lovely Christmas! How fabulous are holidays... such a great time to chill, eat too much delicious food, forget what day it is and just reeelllaaaxxx. It's bliss.
This year was a massive year for us. It saw us expand our delivery areas to outer metro and country areas. (If you live in country South Australia and have been wishing you could have our wholesome, delicious meals delivered to your door, check your postcode at checkout.)
We got our first The Family Cook Car so you can see us 'hooning' around Adelaide, don't forget to toot your horn and say "hello"! I am a child at heart and would LOVE that!
Our team has grown and is florishing like a beautiful flower. I LOVE our team. Each member is dedicated, passionate and caring about providing beautifully presented, wholesome fresh meals. It fills our hearts that we get to help so many people in so many different stages of life. The power of a lovingly made meal at the end of a busy or difficult day is never to be underestimated. So it is very important to us that each meal is made lovingly and with care. You can taste the difference.
We have continued to improve our environmentally friendly practices. Recycling everything we can and reducing our waste. Thank you too for your contribution, continuing to return your styrofoam boxes helps reduce excess waste.
We love to support local. Each month we have shared a unique local business with you by giving a gift to the value of $100 to one of our 'Weekly Value Bundle' subscribers. This year we showcased Barossa Valley Cheese Co., Port Lincoln Gourmet Box Co., Temple Day Spa, Adelaide's Finest Supermarkets, Jack+Sarah, & Baked. to name a few, plus tons of SA produce. South Australia has so much to offer and showcase and we love sharing these wonderful businesses with you. We will continue to do this in 2020.
I am so grateful to our wonderful contributors who helped shape our journey this year - Sarah Shanahan for her wonderful photos of our food, Pippa Wanganeen and Rebecca Morse for being involved in our Mother's Day special feature, Richelle Martin from Retro Revamp for her input on recycling, reusing and revamping, Anthony Meade, Sports Physiotherapist from Wakefield Sports Clinic for sharing his tips on heathy eating.
We were also able to support many charties including Kickstart for Kids, Catherine House and the Australian Olympic Team. We will continue to support local charities throughout 2020 and will share this with you throughout the year.
Recently I gratefully received the 'People's Choice' for SA Woman Awards, category 'Mum in Business' - for balancing motherhood and business, showing great growth in the last 12 months. I was totally blown away that anyone voted without being asked as I know how busy you are. So it told me that you appreciate what we are about and our core values... It told me you value what we are trying to achieve by supporting familes across SA. It was the greatest feedback ever! So thank you from the bottom of my heart!
So what does 2020 look like for you? What goals are you hoping to achieve? Can we help you achieve them?
My goal is to share our delicious, wholesome meals with as many families as possible. To show people that the food that arrives actually looks like our photos on our website and social media. I know many people don't believe that it can actually be as good as it looks, but it is! We want to get the word out. So if you have a spare two minutes, would you mind helping us? Share our business with your friends on facebook or instagram, finish this sentence... "I love The Family Cook because....", Don't forget to tag us! One person will randomly be chosen to win $100 voucher. Tag and win ends 31st January 2020.
We will also continue to showcase wonderful South Australian produce and support local charities. We can't wait to share another year and our wonderful, loving journey with you. It's going to be a blast!
With best wishes,
Next Week's Menu (Week commencing 6th January)
Atlantic Salmon with Grilled Corn Salsa
Mexican Bean Sweet Potato (V)
Stir Fry Chicken & Vegetable Hoikkien Noodles
Vegetable Hoikkien Noodle Bowl (V)
Reminders: We are now offering an additional vegetarian meal each week. So don't forget to let us know if you would prefer more vegetarian meals so we can make a note on your account!