To meal plan, or not to meal plan.
It’s a never-ending question for me. I don’t like the idea of meal plans, it’s the rebel in me.
Meal plans=”the man”
I shake my fist at “the man”, I’m a renegade.
I don’t want to be “the man”, I’m too cool, too young, too hip to be “the man”
but I’m not really a renegade.
*sigh* I’m a suburban housewife. *sigh*
I’m married to “the man”, well not “the man”, but a man.
A man who likes to eat, and neither he nor I want to eat the same thing every night, although depending on the “thing” the kids might be fine and dandy with the same “thing” every night, for a while at least.
So, to meal plan or not to meal plan…that is indeed the question.
Trying to live frugally, trying to cook healthy (mostly) meals, and plan meals on the fly is not always easy. I usually plan a day or two in advance, no more than that though. Never a week or a month at a time.
not me I guess.
I’m going to try my hand at meal planning. It’s crazy, I know. I figure I can try it for a month or two and then decide. I might even plan in a wild card day where I can be a rebel and make my dinner on the fly.
I have printed meal plan forms from this website. Money Saving Mom There are a few (11) different styles to choose from.
The first thing I have to do is take stock of all the items in my freezer and pantry.
Oh joy. That’s not going to be fun.
It’s going to be time-consuming. I’ve got a lot of food.
I’ll get that done this weekend.
I’m going to be a bit of a rebel and start my meal plans on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are the days that my grocery stores put out their new ads.
I’ll keep you posted.