How do I begin...thank you. M-F (S&S)Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:48 PM on Feb. 19, 2010 in Food & Drink
Answer by wahm_abbeyrose at 12:52 PM on Feb. 19, 2010
Answer by sati769leigh at 12:54 PM on Feb. 19, 2010
Hey there! What I usually do is go grocery shopping on the weekends if I can. I like to write out a grocery list and ill add things on there to what i plan on cooking for the week...sometimes ill write on the back sheet what meals id like to cook that week, then on the front side ill write down the ingredients ill need for each meal.
Answer by amanda_3 at 12:54 PM on Feb. 19, 2010
Answer by TakeNoticeNow at 12:54 PM on Feb. 19, 2010
Yes I do. I sit down with the Sunday paper and see what is on sale. I plan around that. I get my cook book out and look Thur my recipes and see what sounds good and have not had in a bit. We do have some thing we always keep up on. Like frozen pizza, spaghetti stuff, soups, snack foods.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:06 PM on Feb. 19, 2010
I plan out a week at LEAST in advance. I often make a list of meals for the month and shop once a month accordingly, then every week I can sit down, pick 7 meals and plan for that week. I usually have 3 meals using chicken, 2 or 3 meals using beef, 1 - 2 meals are vegetarian or soup/stews. That gives me enough room so that we aren't eating chicken 2 nights in a row or beef all week.
I'm a member of the Weekly Menu Group here on Cafemom. I and several other ladies post our weekly menus to get ideas and recipes.
Answer by michiganmom116 at 1:10 PM on Feb. 19, 2010
You begin by making a list of all the meals your family enjoys eating. I have mine separated into categories like Chicken, skillet meals, casseroles, soups/stews, beef, pork, etc. Then I take stock of what I already have in my freezers & pantry. I try to make up meals from what I already have on hand, then I'll fill in with ideas from sale items or cheaper meals. I add necessary lunch & breakfast items and make sure I have all the ingredients on hand to make the meals I've planned.
I like to use the site www.mealsmatter.org to help me organize my menus. If you take the time to enter your recipes or use their recipes, you can even print off a shopping list for convenience.
Answer by michiganmom116 at 1:12 PM on Feb. 19, 2010
Answer by Knightquester at 1:22 PM on Feb. 19, 2010
Sort of..While shopping I'll pick out a variety of meats and staples for side dishes and veggies to go with different things..But nothing is set in stone..I always have pasta and rice in bulk at home and plenty of herbs and spices so I whip up whatever we are all in the mood for..
Answer by kjfamily at 1:28 PM on Feb. 19, 2010
Answer by kfroz0415 at 2:10 PM on Feb. 19, 2010