Meal Planning

Over a month ago, I wrote a post telling of my dislike for deciding what to make for supper. After that, I decided that I would try my hand at meal planning, and filled the entire March page of a calendar with ideas for every day. Except Sundays. I left Sundays blank as a flex day, just in case we went out one day during the week, or ended up with extra leftovers. If nothing else, eggs or sandwiches did the trick.

I enjoyed not having to think of what to make every day, so I have now done the same thing for April. These are the short steps I used:

1) inventoried the freezer so I know what I had on hand and what needed to be used

2) plugged those items and other ideas onto every day

3) wrote a shopping list

meal plan

There are so many ways to go about meal planning, and this is my easy peasy version.

8 thoughts on “Meal Planning

    1. Monika Thiessen

      1kg hashbrowns
      1 cup grated cheddar cheese
      1/2 – 1 litre sour cream
      1 or 2 cans cream of chicken (or mushroom) soup

      Mix hashbrowns and cheese. Add sour cream and soup. (The sour cream and soup is approx. depending on how moist you want it – sometimes I don’t have enough on hand and then add a little milk so that it’s not so dry). Put into casserole dish and bake at 350 for about 1 hour.

    1. Larissa Sevenhuysen Post author

      I don’t go looking for things that are on sale. I do my one big shop at the beginning of the month, and I might pick up something extra if its on sale, but it would probably go into the freezer. The rest of the month I normally just buy dairy and produce, so I don’t go into the other sections to see sale items.


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