Friday, July 12, 2013

How I Organize Our Dinner Hour by Meal Planning

Something that I learned a while back is that meal planning can save you from the aggravation that everyone faces when you realize that it's 5 o'clock and you have no idea what to make for dinner.


Organizing your meal times by creating a meal plan is really easy to do and will save you time and money in the long run.


For my weekly planning I will sit down one evening a week and create our meal plan, taking into consideration what our plans are for that week. Whether we have any evening activities that will require us to have a quick meal and leave the house, if we are going out for dinner or just want to have a night of take out pizza. If you think about all of this ahead of time, dinner time will be a breeze. (other then the cooking of course)

When I create our weekly meal plan, I do not include breakfast and lunch as these meals are always the same every week and I can easily just add the items that we need for that week to my grocery list. If you would like, you can also plan out these meals as well. For our family it works best not to include them on our meal plan.

Another way that you will see a benefit from meal planning is how you will save money. I am sure everyone has experienced a time when you run into the grocery store for a loaf of bread or a bag of milk (yes our milk comes in a bag) to only discover that you just spent $20 or more. When you meal plan you will not be running into the grocery store 5 times a week, therefore you will save money.

In my Etsy Shop I carry an assortment of Meal Planners and Organizing Templates to Help Organized your life. For the month of July everything in my Shop is on sale for a Christmas in July Sale. Be sure to check it out.

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