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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Meal Planning Fun!

On the left you see 6 recipe cards... This is going to be my new thing. I am going to Meal Plan.

No More going to the store and getting random things on sale and hoping I can make something out of them. I do end up using them... but it leaves me with the SAME meals all the time, but I actually like to cook so the things in my rotation are getting old, not bad. I just need to try out new things.

Being Prepared is what I am trying to do. I usually want to do something new for dinner, so I go look through all my recipes, I find a few but I am always missing a few things to make them complete. So I made a decision to grab 5-6 recipes a week and make a list off all the things I need for that week's meals. I will go shopping every week and still try and find deals (Couponing is still amazing!) but make sure that I am getting key ingredients for what I am going to make.

Why only 5 or 6? I know I will have leftovers from at least 2 meals and 1 night I usually go to a bible study that is always a potluck dinner... I have a 7th card for that night but it wont be a main dish type thing. More a side or something I can make a lot of. This week will be Crispy Salsa Potato Skins... Sounds good huh?

So here is my plan. I am going to pick these recipes every Tuesday or Wednesday so I can go shopping the next day, because Sales start on Wednesdays so it only makes sense to try and get good deals before the others take them all! Then I will make them everyday I plan but leave room for those leftovers, or have my husband take them for his lunch if more than 2 meals have leftovers, OR we can have it for lunch on the weekends. All room for adjustment... But on with my plan. I am going to take pictures and write a daily blog on the new foods so people have reviews on how they look and taste so they can try them at home. I will list all the ingredients and everything.

I think this will be fun. I like sharing and food always being people closer together. Even in the bible it talks numerous times about "breaking bread"  
Acts 2:46
Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart

Ahhh Food, it is my best friend and sometimes my worst enemy. Through all these meals I am planning to make I pray I never over indulge, but keep adequate portions and always savor the flavor!!! I still have a weight loss goal!

Stay tuned: Meals from 1/19/12 to 1/25 are as follows:
  1. Manicotti with Three Cheeses
  2. Meatloaf Supreme
  3. Chicken and Pasta Medley
  4. Creamy Chicken Alfredo
  5. Meaty Macaroni Bake
  6. Creamy Chicken with Peas.
**Bonus: Crispy Salsa Potato Skins

Yum I can't wait!!


  1. Yoy sharingso about itAwesome I totally do this and it works so good! Its nice to see you sharing about it.

  2. Awe Sharron! I didn't know you were reading! Makes me feel special!