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Do you meal/menu plan ?

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Question: Do you meal/menu plan ?

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Yes, always .. please ahare

It depends .. on what?

Sometimes .. please share

No .. why not ?

Other .. please share


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by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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GwenMB
by Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 9:29 AM

I don't but I want to, it seems like it'd be so much easier if I did.  I just need to sit down & do it!

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by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:31 AM

It really helps save time & money,
If you are going to .. will you try before or after the holidays ?

Quoting GwenMB:

I don't but I want to, it seems like it'd be so much easier if I did.  I just need to sit down & do it!


abra
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:59 AM
Sort of. I have a list of staples I keep on hand and recipes I can make from that, and then I usually make two more interesting dinners a week and that usually carries us for about four evenings
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Heather2001
by Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Yes, I have to or else I forget stuff at the grocery store.

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by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Wow that sounds perfect then!
Good for you on keeping so much on hand like that :)

Quoting abra:

Sort of. I have a list of staples I keep on hand and recipes I can make from that, and then I usually make two more interesting dinners a week and that usually carries us for about four evenings


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by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 12:29 PM

It really helps I think too :)

Quoting Heather2001:

Yes, I have to or else I forget stuff at the grocery store.


Juniper53098
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:54 PM

I have a loose plan.  I kmow in the 3 wk period between shopping trips we will have a chicken and pork chops once.  The rest of the meat we buy in bulk (1/2 cow, hunt deer), so the meat from our meals are covered.  I keep a variety of frozen veggies in the house so the kids can take turns choosing.  If there's something special I want to make, I will buy the specific ingredients for it.

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by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Does sound like you have it mentally planned for the most part then,
NIce  to let the kids help with the meal planning like that as well ;)

Quoting Juniper53098:

I have a loose plan.  I kmow in the 3 wk period between shopping trips we will have a chicken and pork chops once.  The rest of the meat we buy in bulk (1/2 cow, hunt deer), so the meat from our meals are covered.  I keep a variety of frozen veggies in the house so the kids can take turns choosing.  If there's something special I want to make, I will buy the specific ingredients for it.


michiganmom116
by Platinum Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Always.  It helps me save money, saves my sanity, and I can see at a glance if I'm missing any nutrients.

Here's this week's plan:


November 11 – 17, 2012

Sunday:
breakfast – breakfast bake, veggie juice
lunch – smoked sausage and veggie stew
dinner - broiled steak, parsnip & mushroom soup, broccoli salad

Monday:
breakfast – breakfast salad, veggie juice
lunch – tuna patties, leftover parsnip & mushroom soup
dinner - Swiss mushroom chicken, salad

Tuesday:
breakfast – hard boiled eggs, grapefruit, veggie juice
lunch – creamy broccoli & ham chowder
dinner - stuffed meatloaf, roasted beets & carrots, salad

Wednesday:
breakfast – veggie hash, poached egg, veggie juice
lunch – liver with caramelized onions, salad
dinner - rosemary chicken & potatoes, green beans

Thursday:
breakfast – hard boiled eggs, grapefruit, veggie juice
lunch – chef salad
dinner - firehouse chili, “corn” muffins

Friday:
breakfast – ham & egg cups, veggie juice
lunch – leftovers/clean out the fridge
dinner - ranch baked tilapia, honeyed carrots, broccoli casserole

Saturday:
breakfast – huevos rancheros, grapefruit, veggie juice
lunch – bratwurst, salad
dinner – pizza on spaghetti squash and/or almond meal crusts
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by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 6:25 PM

That's really awesome you do that for lunch & breakfast as well,
Do you stick pretty much to plan on all three meals for the week ?

Quoting michiganmom116:

Always.  It helps me save money, saves my sanity, and I can see at a glance if I'm missing any nutrients.

Here's this week's plan:


November 11 – 17, 2012

Sunday:
breakfast – breakfast bake, veggie juice
lunch – smoked sausage and veggie stew
dinner - broiled steak, parsnip & mushroom soup, broccoli salad

Monday:
breakfast – breakfast salad, veggie juice
lunch – tuna patties, leftover parsnip & mushroom soup
dinner - Swiss mushroom chicken, salad

Tuesday:
breakfast – hard boiled eggs, grapefruit, veggie juice
lunch – creamy broccoli & ham chowder
dinner - stuffed meatloaf, roasted beets & carrots, salad

Wednesday:
breakfast – veggie hash, poached egg, veggie juice
lunch – liver with caramelized onions, salad
dinner - rosemary chicken & potatoes, green beans

Thursday:
breakfast – hard boiled eggs, grapefruit, veggie juice
lunch – chef salad
dinner - firehouse chili, “corn” muffins

Friday:
breakfast – ham & egg cups, veggie juice
lunch – leftovers/clean out the fridge
dinner - ranch baked tilapia, honeyed carrots, broccoli casserole

Saturday:
breakfast – huevos rancheros, grapefruit, veggie juice
lunch – bratwurst, salad
dinner – pizza on spaghetti squash and/or almond meal crusts


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