Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My Meal Planning Helper

When I fall into a cooking rut, (far more often than I'd like!), it's usually because I haven't been planning my meals.

I use calendars and planners to map out each days meal, but when I'm busy or tired I just don't do it. That's when I turn to my handy master meal list I keep in my planner.

I wrote out every meal I could remember making so when I can't think of anything, I don't have to! I just look down the list for something I can make with what I have on hand.

On my meal list, I've also started writing out the ingredients so I can plan a meal when I am out. If I am in the car waiting or have a quiet moment (Ha!) I can make a quick menu list and grocery list to go with it. No thinking required. And that's music to the ears of this mommy of three little ones.

For more kitchen tips, check out Tammy's Recipes!
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