I have been reading recently about the wonders of menu planning, creating a menu for the entire week and making the meals that you have planned. Although I LOVE the sound of this I tend to love the IDEA of being organized, but I tend to be BAD at actually pulling it off! Although this may be a bit too organized for me, the benefits sound so good I'd like to give it a try!
What are the benefits of Menu Planning?
- Knowing ahead of time what to make for supper every day! This would be such a nice way to relieve some of that "Oh no, it's almost suppertime!" panic.
- Having all of the supplies for a meal available in the house, as I could purchase them using my menu plan and improved shopping list. Not always trying to scavenge for meal ideas with what is available!
- Possibly saving money by only purchasing things that we are actually going to make and eat. Using up leftovers and not having a bunch of food go bad in the fridge would be great too!
So, as I really like the sound of all 3, I will attempt to Menu Plan, shop accordingly, and see if it actually provides the promised benefits!
Here's my First Weekly Menu.
Wednesday - Reuben Sandwiches
Thursday - Turkey Wraps
Friday - Beef Stew - Crockpot style
Saturday- We will be out, I will bring Taco Dip
Sunday- Tortellini or leftovers
Monday- Corn Chowder
Tuesday- Sweet & Sour Meatballs and brown rice