Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Works for me Wednesday



Monthly Meal Planning works for me. Not to say that I stick by this completely and never veer off the course but his has saved me lots of time and stress with meal planning. At the beginning of the month I sit and plan out the next month's dinner plan. Then I go to the grocery store for all the things that I know I will need for the dinners. Obviously not the fresh items; just the frozen or canned goods. I go the store once a week for things like milk, fruit and veggies and anything that I may have forgotten but I try to keep it to a minimum. My family (the boys especially) like knowing what is for dinner early on in the day. Planning meals has taken the stress out of making dinner. Although sometimes we veer off course and choose something from somewhere else in the monthly plan, go out, or change all together. This basic plan has also helped our family (me) stay on budget too.

I use THIS monthly calendar to plan out the meals. I wish I could show you this months plan, but I have no idea how to do than. I tried. I failed. Sorry. Hopefully you can imagine.



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6 comments:

Jeanine said...

Looks pretty much like my monthly meal plan, too! This really does make a difference. However, I try to go grocery shopping about every two weeks, usually the Monday after a Friday paycheck. I casually mentioned this plan in a Facebook entry about something entirely different than meal plans, however, three people asked me to email them my calendar. It makes a HUGE difference in meal-plan stress, grocery shopping and budget.

Jeanine said...

Oh...and I also hang the month's menu on the inside of a kitchen cabinet door so that if anyone wants to know what is for dinner, they can look...other than Faithy who can't read yet. Also helps if I'm away for the afternoon and Scott is working from home. He can take a peek and get things started, too.

Wendi said...

I really really need to do this plan. I know it would save us so much money. I just have never been organized on grocery shopping. I will try this plan.

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

Having a plan sure helps. Lately, I haven't been menu planning at all. I need to get back into the groove.

Jessica said...

I use a similar calendar for meal planning (and life planning as well). It works out so much better when I don't get home and wonder "what is for dinner?"

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