Since my decision to see how long I could go without committing "unnecessary shopping" in 2013, I've had more time at home ... resulting in planned menus.
(from All Recipes.com)
I'm happy to report two positives:
1. My family gets regular healthy, home-cooked meals nightly and we gather round the table enjoying good family time.
2. Since there's plenty of food at home, that never-ending desire to run out for fast food is curbed.
(from Get Off Your Butt and Bake)
Here are my menus since the beginning of 2013.
1/1 Spaghetti with salad
1/2 Hamburger soup (crock pot)
1/4 Ham Steak, Lipton noodles, snaps
1/8 French toast with bacon and eggs
1/9 Chicken and rice
1/10 Barley soup - crock pot (a newbie for us)
1/11 Meat loaf, potatoes, broccoli
1/12 Vegetarian night
I make several meals in one morning. Then on days when we're running around (e.g. Wednesdays are Biology outside our home and weekends are so busy), I don't have to give dinner a thought.
I made sausage balls for snacking ... they were gone in a day ;)
(from Plain Chicken blog)
As I begin to learn how to cut grocery costs, meal planning will be a big part of that, hopefully saving us
billions lots of dollars.
Do you plan menus or cook by the seat of your pants, like I have all my life? Planning our meals has really made my late afternoons simpler - no more panic over what to fix for dinner!