Saturday, January 10, 2009

Take Menu Planning to the Next Level!

Lots of people would agree that planning a menu is a great way to save money. How else do you know what to buy at the grocery store? The greatest advantage to me is stress free weeknights. No more wondering whats for dinner on the drive home from work.
While I was Christmas shopping this year, I popped into the calendar store and low and behold, they had a calendar exclusively for menu planning! And of course, it was 50% off! It has large squares for writing in menu items and it has post it note style tabs for marking recipes in cookbooks and it has stickers for keeping track of special events like birthdays and dinner parties. And best of all, it has magnets on the back so you can keep it on your fridge.
Don't worry, I found one for you on the web for 50% off too. Click here to order your own.
Here is a useful tip for your menu planning - throughout the month, make a double match of a recipe and then freeze the leftovers. Write down those leftovers on a day during the last week of the month. Continue until you have the last week of the month filled up. Now you have built in an entire week off from cooking and grocery shopping every month!! Who wouldn't love that?


JT said...

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JT Locke
The Frugal Housewife

siteseer said...

What a good idea. I was trying to do a menu plan and it always ended up that all of a sudden we had a fridge full of leftovers so I'd stop cooking for a while lol.

Trina said...

One of these days I will get to this level ;)

Thanks for commenting on my blog!