Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Menu Planning Made Easy
People ask me all the time how I can stay in our food budget. One big thing has to do with menu planning, because it helps prevent unwanted spending based on not being prepared. I used to put what we were having for each meal under each day. Then I realized life gets crazy during the week with every one's schedules and sometimes what I had planned doesn't work with the day.
I finally decided what I would do is, list what meals I would make for the week in a list. Then I just make sure I have all the items on hand at the start of week, so I can adjust as need as the week goes on. I cross out the meal we ate. If for some reason plans change and we don't eat at home, I will just carry into the next week what we didn't prepare in the prior week. I was just writing it down on a piece of paper, when I game across this CUTE download created by My Computer is My Canvas. I just printed, laminated, and it hangs on our pantry door.
I was on her site for a "Mommy's Homework" binder cover and I just fell in love with her site. She has such great things to make your life fun and cute!