Tuesday, January 29, 2008

WFMW - Easier Meal Planning

It's another Works for Me Wednesday! This is not rocket science here, but a simple tip to make meal planning a little easier.
First,
grab a piece of paper and write down all the meals you can think of that your family loves to eat. Then write down all the meals you enjoy cooking. Tack the list up on the fridge and add to it throughout the week.
Then,
the day before you grocery shop, pull your list down and use it to create your menu and grocery shopping list for the week. (Tack that menu on your fridge for easy daily reference.) When I am not pregnant or in another sort of season of stress/exhaustion, I try to cook one new recipe per week. As I discover new recipes that are a hit with the family, I add them to my quick reference list on my fridge.

For more great WFMW ideas on all sorts of things, visit rocks in my dryer. And for a cute little essay I wrote on the subject, click here.

3 comments:

jennwa said...

Great tip. Thanks.

ttelroc said...

One new recipe a week - wow, that is great. I can usually only get in one new recipe a month lol Great tip! Have a Great Day
Kristin

Jamie said...

Good idea. I am going to try this. I told my husband on Saturday as I was making the shopping list to make a menu for 3 weeks. He did it, but with the list of meals it would have been easier. Thanks!!