Friday, October 24, 2008

How do you plan your meals for the week?













How do you plan your weekly meals? I love to watch the Food Network and I love getting awesome recipes from their website and I usually try at least 1-2 new recipes a week. Sometimes, however, I have absolutely no idea what to put on my grocery list (I guess this is why Jaime and I created this blog). So, from mom to mom, or wife to wife, how do you do it? Please feel free to share your ideas on getting your grocery list going.





4 comments:

My crazy crazy life said...

Great blog Jen,
Well for starters since budgets are tight right now, I first check my pantry and my freezer to see what I have to work with. Once I see what I have, I will go to food blogs or food network or go back to my trusty recipe books and try to go from there. I try to experiment with at least one new recipe a week. We don't hardly ever eat out but do take out like once a week. So I only have to plan for 5 or 6 days and mostly dinner as the kids and Scott are away from home. We eat alot of chicken so I'm always looking for chicken recipes. We eat red meat once a week and I try to squeeze in a fish dish too. I'm always at a loss though and I hope this blog will help me and others. Thanks Jen!

rookie cookie said...

I do it the opposite of the commenter above. I look at what I feel like making (I make about 4 set meals a week, leftover for the other days). I look though the list and make a mental check list of what I have. Then on the things I am not totally positive on, I check. And then for the things I know I don't have, I put them on the list. For things we run out of during the week (pantry items such as peanut butter or bread), I keep a list of those on the fridge.

Another tip, when making a list, categorize the items in where you would find them in the grocery store. A list for produce, a list for canned goods and condiments and so on.

j & j dish it out said...

Rookie Cookie!!! I feel so honored you commented on our blog. I love your blog and have already made several recipes. I reference you ALOT. Thanks again!

note to self said...

i made 5 different 2wk menus. put them in word doc. then another word doc w/all ingrds listed w/blank lines at the bottom to add stuff i need that trip like TP, milk, dog food... print it, add those things, cross off what i already have and there you go! i haven't used it in a while, not sure why i stopped, maybe it didn't work very well? i'm gonna try again soon tho:)