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


Do you meal/menu plan ?
  • Only group members can vote in this poll.
  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

  • GwenMB
    by GwenMB
    November 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!

  • hugss
    by hugss
    November 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 abra
    November 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
  • Heather2001
    November 15, 2012 at 12:02 PM

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

  • hugss
    by hugss
    November 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


  • hugss
    by hugss
    November 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
    November 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.

  • hugss
    by hugss
    November 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
    November 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
  • hugss
    by hugss
    November 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