How to Plan a Weekly Menu

• 09 April 2009


About a year ago I wrote a post about planning meals and how it allows us to spend less, avoid the what-to-make-for-dinner-tonight-panic and enjoy more delicious meals. I find myself constantly thinking about how grateful I am to the person who taught this idea to me and decided to share it once again for those of you who missed it the first round, or simply need a gentle reminder :) It's hard to remember that I used to walk into the grocery store blindly, picking up things I thought we needed {but didn't} and still came home wondering what in the world I was going to make for dinner!

You can read more about it here.

In the meantime, this looks like an interesting book if you're in the food service industry. I like the pretty cover as well.

11 comments:

Virginia said...

I keep thinking about doing this and commenting on blogs about how I'm thinking about doing this. I need to do this.

Stephanie said...

Virginia, it only takes about 30 minutes but is well-worth it. Good luck!

Kami said...

Oh Thank you, Stephanie! Your post from last year is really helpful. I needed this! :)

Beulah Sorensen said...

I've been doing it for about 2 years and I love it. If you save your old weekly menus you can put them on a rotation which saves even more time.

mcpn said...

Thanks for the reminder! I've even gone one step further and started using the online "click and pull" at my local grocery and warehouse club. Not only does it save me an hour or more of my life each week, but the online sites keep previous orders and lists, my infant isn't screaming through the store, and, even with a small service charge, not going through the store definitely keeps me on track and saves me from impulse buys.

karen said...

Thanks for reposting this! I really needed a little extra push in this direction and I appreciate the motivation. Thanks!

Debbie said...

Thank you for reposting this. I just recently found your blog and love your shares! I follow a similar plan for weekly grocery shopping but I love your idea of taping the menu on your pantry door. Thanks!

we chirp said...

I agree, the meal planning is a lifesaver. Thank you for your links.

paula said...

I must check this out. I so need help in the kitchen. Happy Easter!

sarah said...

I need this!

Millie@PassionDecor said...

everybody should use meal planner,especially those who don't like cooking...like me :)
I need some kind of guide what to shop for and what to cook

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