Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Well, guess what, they are right!! I'm going to share with you the single greatest tool I have ever found for my meal planning. And let me tell you, people, I've tried them all!!! There are those that give you your menu for the week then give you your grocery list. Well, guess what (now I sound like my nephew that says, 'guess what' every five seconds!), my family doesn't enjoy someone else's menu every week. They love the stuff that makes them feel like home. I have those same recipes that made me feel like home when I was growing up. Super Duper Potatoes, Hoppin' John, Zucchini Quiche, Mom's vegetable soup, etc. I have them all and I love them all!! So does my family, ok, maybe not the quiche. So here's what my friend Sarah showed me...
And, in keeping with my frugal spirit... they just emailed me that they are running a sale for black friday!!!
Plan to Eat - Black Friday Weekend Sale
Remember my post about my menu on the fridge here?
Well that worked great until I decided to add a recipe or take one away or something. I knew I wouldn't take the time to make a new magnet block and I knew it would bug me if something wasn't uniform. Soooooo, we do this now...
So far, this new plan to eat website has really been a God send!!! I can easily save my recipes there, drag them to a virtual calendar, then send a grocery list for the week to my phone and get the stuff I need for the week. So very easy!!! and Simple!! ahhhhh, don't you feel better now? It's almost as orderly as Tuesday was this week with the date of 11/12/13!! Everything in its place as it should be. :)
Anyway, I had been really falling down on the job of cooking meals lately because of my failure to plan. We were eating out way too much and not getting time at the home table. Love love love this! Hopefully, you will too.
Enjoy! I'm going to put up my Christmas tree now... Fa la la la la la la la la!!!!!
Keep it Simple,