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Meal Planning & Grocery Shopping If you plan out your meals, grocery shopping bills can be sliced and diced!

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Old 02-10-2005, 10:29 AM
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Iworth I see you live in N.C. too. I live in Yadkin county how about you.

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Old 02-10-2005, 11:07 AM
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I live in a small town just west of Asheville, although since my dad's a pastor we moved around quite a bit when I was a kid. I have lived up north of Boone and also out on the east coast, close to Greenville, NC.
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Old 02-15-2005, 02:07 AM
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Ashville pretty area Iworth.

This week menu is we eat the last of the Turkey tonight. The bones go into the soup pot.

The 3 things taken out of the freezer this morning are (drum roll please ) Chicken thighs, ring bologna and deer meat. Now we will see who will thaw first in thier new home the fridge. I have at least a day todecide how I want to fix them.

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Old 04-20-2005, 02:44 PM
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Hello,

I'm new here...

Well I've tried a few meal planning methods.

Currently H and I think of 7 or 8 dinners. Usually 1-2 are new recipes I'll try out. Always looking to add to the repertoire. Then I get those food items needed to make the meals. Sometimes I try to coincide the meals with the local grocer's leader loss ads.

Then I keep a list of all those meals we just thought up on the fridge so that I don't forget what I bought. I don't assign meals to days though. I mix up a few quick meals/crockpot meals when time is short, also with a few more involved dinners for the relaxed nights.

I have to share this, I was too excited. My store had a sale on Contessa frozen meals. BOGO and I had a coupon. Chicken and Shrimp Paella for $2. I couldn't make it for that much!
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Old 05-26-2005, 02:42 AM
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Just me poking my head out.. I came up with 9 menu's to work on for 9 days. Thier not in order but we have the stuff to do it with. Depending on the day and the time will decide which one be fixed.

Sandwich Night
Club Sandwiches, Home Fries, Canalope, Vegetable Sticks

Soup Night
Pot Luck Soup, Grill Cheese

Beef Night
Crock Pot Roast with potatoes, carrots, onion, cabbage, celely
Steamed broccolli

Chicken night
BBQ Chicken leg quarters on the grill
Sautte Mixed vegetables

Fish Night
Baked Cajun Fish
Honey buttered carrots
Slaw, Hushpuppies

Vegetable Night
Pinto's , Cooked cabbage, Buttered corn,Tomato Slices, Pickled beets, cornbread

Itrian Night
Spiggitti with Meatballs, Baby Green Salad. Garlic

Chinese Night
Eg Drop Soup, Chicken or beef stir fry with rice.

Mexico Night
Fitheia with onions and peppers , refry black beans, spanish rice, Served with advodo dip & sour cream and cheese.

We had this one last night.
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Old 05-26-2005, 03:18 AM
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I have been trying to plan a menu for more than a week at a time without much success I'm pretty good at doing a week or 8 days. Beyond that, I can't seem to break out of the week mode.
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Old 05-30-2005, 06:23 PM
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Another week started.. Still got 5 days of menus on my list before I start planning again.. Today I started my food inventory. I checked all the cans dates. I put the no date can first to be used first. Then so on. I've divide my stock shelfs into 3 sections. Section 1 June thru Sept. Section 2 Oct. thru Jan. Section 3 Feb thru may.. I made a list of all the can goods we use and plan to stock each section. I plan to inventory the freezer Wed. I'm hoping to get a good rotation plan worked out.. Plus if things get tight again or tighter I have a will stock pantry again.

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Old 06-03-2005, 07:05 AM
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I did it!
I sat down yesterday and did my menu for the entire month of June, except for Father's Day (DH gets to plan that meal).

Best of all, I did a "pantry/freezer challenge" so I have all the ingredients except for perishables for all but ONE meal.
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:15 AM
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Barbszy That's quite an accomplishment!!!

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I will sit down the day before I go grocery shopping every week and make up a menu of 7 meals... going with what is on sale and also what is on hand from the week before that did not get eaten due to us eating out one or two nights or getting pizza, etc... I keep telling myself that I need to start keeping these weekly menu's as my SO gets burned out so easily on things that I make alot so I figure if I can keep these menus.... it will help me to remember what I had made in the past 4 weeks and what I didn't.
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