There is a myth out there that meal planning has to be this amazingly hard thing, and that only stay at home moms really have time to do it. Well, I am here to help debunk that myth. I do understand how it can seem like meal planning can be this super hard thing. But […]
If your children have recently left the nest, you may be surprised at how full your fridge stays or how much lower your grocery bill is. You may still be making meals to feed a family of four or five or a half dozen, and are not sure how to reduce the amounts you are […]
Gabriela Burgman, Living Peace Professional Organizer, offers some tips to make meal planning easier by prepping multiple meals at once and freezing them.
Erin Elizabeth Wells, Living Peace Founder and CEO, describes her note card meal planning system.
My Meal Planning Story Many who know me well are aware that for years meal planning has been an achilles heel of mine. It always felt like it was too time consuming and burdonsome to make the effort. I’ve tried numerous systems and solutions including outsourcing the activity! I think, as a single person, cooking […]
A while back, I posted a recipe for Baked Oatmeal that I would prepare over the weekend for us to eat during the week for breakfast. Well, I wanted to share another easy recipe with you that I discovered on The Yummy Life blog – Slow Cooker, Cherry Almond Steel-Cut Oatmeal. Not only is this […]
In my previous two posts, I described how I’ve been creating a month’s worth of meal plans by choosing recipes and then scheduling them. Now, it’s time to make the grocery lists! What you will need: Your collection of recipes on sticky notes organized by week The cookbooks and recipe cards for all the meals […]
In the last post, I described how our family collected recipes in order to create a rotating meal plan. This post will describe the next step: deciding side dishes and scheduling meals for each week of your rotation. What you will need: Your collection of recipes written on sticky notes and organized into categories (see […]
In a previous post, I shared how our family was going to set up a monthly meal plan rotation in order to save time and energy in the coming stressful months. I wanted to share with you exactly how we are doing that. Step One- Collecting Favorite Recipes What you’ll need: Cookbooks and recipe files […]
Last year was tough for our family. We are working at maximum capacity with very little margins, both in terms of time and finances. Unfortunately, one of the first things I neglect when I’m tired and stressed is meal planning. Let’s just say that, after last year, the restaurants in the area know us by […]