I'm trying to make a simple, frugal meal plan for my family and I'm new to planning. I vaguely remember reading someone elses plan a long while back but can't remember much about it.
All I can remember is that she did almost the same thing each week. For example every Tuesday she'd have soup. The soup maybe be different, but you always knew you had soup on Tuesday. I was thinking this is a good idea for my kids too. I have children with Asperger's and if they know ahead of time what we are having it would cut down on the fits and complains or other problems. ( Kids with Asperger's need a lot of predictability)
Can anyone one give me any suggestions? I prefer to cook at home due to allergies and to keep it frugle.
I'm trying to decide in general what to have each week. ( Soup on Tuesday? casserole on Wed?) Make use of leftovers too.
How do I plan?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:39 AM on May. 23, 2011 in Food & Drink
Answer by samurai_chica at 8:46 AM on May. 23, 2011
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Answer by mom2aspclboy at 8:53 AM on May. 23, 2011
I start with the weekly ad from the grocery store. If chicken is on sale, I plan for chicken. Mondays I cook. Tuesdays the kids have religious education so we eat frozen dinners. My Aspergers DD loves BBQ pork ribs. Lots of times, I'll make that on Monday with lots left over. If she doesn't like what I'm making W - F, she'll have reheated ribs. Friday tends to be our pasta night. If I have a lot left over on Friday, we'll have left overs. I try to make more than we need so we have leftovers - either for weekends or lunches. I also let DD have pot pies (another of her favorites) when she doesn't like what I've made...now if she just wouldn't say 'Oh gross, I'm not eating that' which discourages her twin brothers from even taking a taste, I'd do much better.
Answer by JSD24 at 8:58 AM on May. 23, 2011
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