Our meal planning method

As winter approaches I have found myself in the mood to cook more. Maybe it's the cooler weather, maybe it's the fact that we're trying to avoid or cut down on our eating out budget each week. Maybe it's just a passing phase. Either way, we have decided to make an extra big effort to plan our meals out in advance, even more than we have in the past. We have done this before and it has worked wonders for our bank accounts as well as for our tummys.

In an effort to pre-plan our meals better we have taken to sitting down on the weekend, before going grocery shopping, and making a list of different meals we want to make through out the week. Then we go through recipes and general ideas for meals and write out the various ingredients we do not have on hand and therefore need to buy while grocery shopping.

We have found that not only does this method help us to remain on track when shopping, but it also helps us ensure less food is wasted in our fridge during the week. Plus, we then have a plan for the week and when we get home from work each day we don't have to scramble in the cupboard trying to figure out what to make for dinner.

Because of our pre-planning meal ideas we have opened ourselves up to trying new and creative meals instead of relying entirely on ole faithful. Some of these dishes we have posted and others we will post in the future. We will continue to post various dishes that we experience and love. It seems to me that this is the best way to open up different food options to other people.

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