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Old 11-06-2012, 02:28 PM   #10
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Re: Meal Planning: What is your system?

I sit down on Sunday night with my 4 go-to cookbooks and make a meal plan. Then I go through each recipe and write down what I need to get at the store. After that I go through the ad to see what is on sale and might want to stock up on and add that to the list. Lastly I go through the fridge and pantry and add items to the list that I need. I find it helpful to write down things during the week that run out so I don't forget to add them to the list on Sunday. Then I shop on Monday. I go with a calculator because I also have a budget to stay under. I add things I want if there is money left over.

The meal plan goes up on the fridge for the week so dh knows what to expect and doesn't have to ask me.
Amanda, mom to Evelyn (6), Natalie (3), and baby due in August 2014!
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