Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Do you Meal Plan?
Sometimes I'm so good at this and sometimes I'm not - but I can tell you this...
When I actually do Meal Plan - I love it!
If you know me well - or have been reading my blog for some time - you know I thrive with structure and systems. This is a system that brings me great peace, and I want to get better at it.
Meal Planning helps me avoid the 4 o'clock stare into the pantry and fridge - the "What's for dinner?" panic stare. Do you know that one?
It also cuts down on extra spending due to last minute eating out and gas money because of extra trips to the store.
I usually do it (when I do it) on Sundays - after looking at the ads - I plan my meals based on what's on sale.
I also look through the pantry and fridge and see what we have on hand and what I need to use up.
Then I create my shopping list, write the meals on my schedule for the week, post it on the fridge and I feel like a new woman! Today, I am recommitting myself to this.
So, I'm asking you. If you do this, what resources, strategies, websites do you use?
I know there are some meal planning websites, but I've never investigated them.
Do you find yourself making the same things each week - or always trying new stuff?
I know some who plan a whole month at a time and others who just do a week at a time.
What has worked for your family?
Let's share some ideas!
Labels: home management