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Do you meal/menu plan ?
by hugss
November 15, 2012 at 9:20 AM


Do you meal/menu plan ?
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  1. 30% - Yes, always .. please ahare
  2. 7% - It depends .. on what?
  3. 42% - Sometimes .. please share
  4. 7% - No .. why not ?
  5. 11% - Other .. please share

Replies

  • michiganmom116
    November 15, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    90% of the time, yes...I stick to the plan.  I may change up breakfast or lunch if we've got leftovers or no one's hungry (or if I've forgotten an ingredient.)  Dinners are what I have planned unless we have an unexpected emergency.

    I don't care for cooking, and I hate deciding what's for dinner that day even more.  Meal planning takes me 15 to 20 minutes a week and I can't imagine NOT doing it.

    Quoting hugss:

    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



  • emilyrosenj
    November 15, 2012 at 6:57 PM
    I do with ziplist...
  • hugss
    by hugss
    November 15, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Excellent you stick so close to plan,
    am not a fan of cooking either so yes it sure does simplify things.
    Anything that makes our lives easier has to be a good thing :)

    Quoting michiganmom116:

    90% of the time, yes...I stick to the plan.  I may change up breakfast or lunch if we've got leftovers or no one's hungry (or if I've forgotten an ingredient.)  Dinners are what I have planned unless we have an unexpected emergency.

    I don't care for cooking, and I hate deciding what's for dinner that day even more.  Meal planning takes me 15 to 20 minutes a week and I can't imagine NOT doing it.

    Quoting hugss:

    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




  • hugss
    by hugss
    November 15, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    What is ziplist ?

    Quoting emilyrosenj:

    I do with ziplist...


  • emilyrosenj
    November 16, 2012 at 6:24 AM
    Its a site where you can plan menus and make a shopping list www.ziplist.com

    Quoting hugss:

    What is ziplist ?

    Quoting emilyrosenj:

    I do with ziplist...


  • JennMcBride
    November 16, 2012 at 7:48 AM
    I doif I have time :) Makes me feel much more organized.
  • hugss
    by hugss
    November 16, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Cool!  Had no idea .. thank you :)

    Quoting emilyrosenj:

    Its a site where you can plan menus and make a shopping list www.ziplist.com

    Quoting hugss:

    What is ziplist ?

    Quoting emilyrosenj:

    I do with ziplist...



  • hugss
    by hugss
    November 16, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Hope that means it happens more often then not then :)

    Quoting JennMcBride:

    I doif I have time :) Makes me feel much more organized.


  • arpazia
    by arpazia
    November 16, 2012 at 9:26 AM
    Ha! No way.
    6 pm rolls around and it's
    "What's for dinner?"
    " dunno,what do you want?"
    We go with ever is defrosted;)
  • goddess99
    November 16, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    I always do it helps me be more organized, I have a terrible memory so it helps me alot. Also helps save big money, I would say we save $60 a week at the grocery store. I just plan dinner.

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