Tips On Tuesday
This week I'm sharing my thoughts on Menu Planning.
Whether your family is big or small planning a weekly menu helps in a lot of ways.
As wives and mothers we travel through many seasons.
From the season before children. A full house of children.
And then to that season of 'empty nesting'.
Throughout all these seasons your wonderful home can
benefit from making a menu plan for your week.
It saves you money... having a ready plan helps keep you from realizing you've not taken anything out of the freezer and having to rush to the store or call in a pizza!
I've been there. Done that. Waaaay too many times!
It saves you time...once your menu is planned you can plan your grocery shopping. Many times I plan my menu around the grocery store ads. It saves me money too.
It helps you use food you already have on hand...
We really shop ads. We usually have a full pantry which makes it really easy to plan meals. This can help you make thrifty meals.
It helps you think healthy... By planning my menus
I can look at previous meal plans when making new menus. It helps me make sure I'm including veggies and fruit. And not too much fried stuff!
And the biggest help for me at this stage!
It saves waste...The hardest for us (we are empty nesters)
is remembering to use up leftovers. By using a menu plan I can easily remember when I served a dish and remember to get it on the plan or remember the leftovers for lunches.
It really helps me from putting things in the fridge and then wondering how long its been there!
Do you make a menu plan? Ready to try?
To make menu planning more fun here's a free printable
Planning a menu is another way that helps me make each day feel like a Holiday in my home.
Linking with my favorite parties. See the list below
Join me for the Fabulous Fall Party. Come back Sept 1 to link
Linking at . . .
The Art Of Homemaking
Create With Joy
No Place Like Home Party
Talk of the town @ Knick of Time