Tips On Tuesday

Welcome to my Tuesday feature
                         Tips On Tuesday                                         
This week I'm sharing my thoughts on Menu Planning.
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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
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Planning a menu is another way that helps me make each day feel like a Holiday in my home.

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Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

When I was raising my boys, I planned extensively...nowadays with them grown, not so much, BUT everything is generally planned around the sales this week at the grocery store :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's a good idea for a family. For hubby and I, we plan meals around what's fresh at the Farmer's mkt and what's on sale at the store! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I have always planned out my meals when my children were growing up. I still do but not like I used to since it's only the two of us. I am a bargain hunter however and I usually make a lot of something like Chili or spaghetti sauce and freeze it. I almost always have something home made in the freezer and that comes in handy on really busy days. Your tips are wonderful and I'm so glad you have shared them with us. Enjoy the rest of your summer.