Everyday Mom's Meals: Coming Soon.....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Coming Soon.....

While it's only Tuesday, this is the day of the week I attempt to do a meal plan for the next one. Even though I don't share it w/ all of you, my loyal and wonderful readers, until Sunday, I usually have a pretty good outline by Wednesday, Thursday at the latest. I try to have it done in plenty of time before my weekly grocery trip so I know exactly what I need so I can better watch what is on sale, and where the best place is to get what I need. Sometimes I switch things out if a sale really catches my eye. For example, maybe I don't have a chicken dinner planned, and boneless chicken breasts are $1.27/lb--well, we're eating chicken!! Inspiration comes to me in other ways too: maybe I'm really hungry for something specific, or Alex asks me make something, or I know we're going to be extra busy that week & I'm going to need easy & quick meals. See--a lot of thought goes into what I'm going to feed this family every week! Next week, this is my goal/inspiration--I want to use things I already have in the freezer or the pantry, or if I have to buy something I want to use it more than once. So here I go trying to plan meals based upon that. I will let you know how successful I am when I post the meal plan b/c I will note where my ideas worked! Stay tuned......

2 comments:

Kara @ KSS said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Krista. :) I'm working on meal planning...I've done it about 4 times in my life. So far this week has gone really well. We'll see if I can do the same for next week...

Krista said...

If you can get into the routine of doing it, I think you'll find it very helpful. It makes the "what to have for dinner" question easier to handle every day! Thanks for sharing :)