I have memories of my mom sitting at the kitchen table every week, planning the meals and writing her grocery list. We follow the same weekly process, it works really well and helps to keep the grocery bill within budget.
Every Friday morning or Thursday evening we plan out the weeks meals. Before deciding on the weekly meals we check the freezer to see if there are any frozen casseroles, what meat we have, and check the cabinets for available items. I love when we have almost all the making for meals with little planning.
Menu: Week 1
Pork and Sauerkraut casserole
(made from left overs)
Meatballs and Ravioli
Ham and Swiss Casserole
Week in Review
(aka left overs)
Most of the time we menu plan from favorite recipe books, pinterest, ideas from friends and the recipe box.
The recipe box is compiled of favorite recipes from family and friends. The other night when the kids were going through the box one of them commented that they want the box when they have their own place. This started a minor sibling feud, but led us to an idea.....why not record our favorite (4 or 5 spoon) recipes on the blog. It will be available for them anytime...any where. Even better...at the end of the year we can turn it into a book...a copy for each of them!
I think this kid pressure was just what I need to get back into the blogging grove again! Week 1 here we go.....
P.S.(If you have any great dinner ideas please feel free to share...we are always looking for new ideas!)