One thing that has helped me is to menu plan. I will sit down on a Sunday afternoon and plan meals for the next two weeks on a calendar that I’ve printed off of the computer.
I’ll have already placed dates and events that I need to remember to better plan the meals, whether they’ll need to be a quicker meal or a day where I’ll have the availability for a meal that requires more prep.
As I am writing down my meals, I have a shopping list right next to me to write down the ingredients I’ll need that I don’t have already in the house.
If I am unsure of what I have left, my daughter becomes the gofer and will go on the hunt for me.
It has helped tremendously with impulse shopping as well as the, “What should I make for dinner?” dilemma. It also provided flexibility for those days where you forget to defrost meat and are able to look at the menu and go, “Okay, I can make Monday’s meal today and this meal on Monday.”
Note from Amy: This perfectly compliments what we do with our Once a Month Shopping. To learn more about it, click here: Once a Month Shopping Series.
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