As you can tell from this blog, I love to cook! Sometimes, though, grocery shopping gets the better of me and I end up with ingredients that sit in my pantry and freezer that never get used. Yesterday, I finally broke down and cleaned out the pantry, fridge, and freezer and was pretty dismayed from what I had let expire.
A few of the cooking blogs that I read regularly talk about the usefulness of supper menu planning for saving time and money. Well, I am going to see if it works. I did plan out this week’s meals because of the bad weather so I only had to stop at the store once. It has worked out well so far. I just find myself wanting to change what I am making!
This last week’s food list was:
Monday-ate at C’s parents
Tuesday-banana pancakes and bacon
Wednesday-tomato soup and grilled cheese
Thursday-grilled pork chops and home fries
Friday-sausage bake and fresh fruit
Tonight’s dinner will be sloppy joe stromboli and salad (recipes to come at a later date)
Tomorrow, we will eat at my nanny’s and I am fixing no bake chocolate cookies for dessert. Monday, we will be at C’s parents again. Next week, my plan is to fix:
Tuesday-steak (already in the freezer) and roasted potatoes
Wednesday-chili (already in the freezer) and grilled cheese
Friday-cheesy steak sandwiches and oven baked fries-small change-pizza and salad
Hopefully, I can stick with this list and utilize some things I already have before hitting the grocery again at the end of the week. Have any of you tried menu planning before? Did you stick with it? I would love to know!