So, I'm starting to menu plan. I've been doing it for a few weeks now and let me tell you it is the most amazing change to my routine!
I don't know how or why I never did it before, it really is essential for a working mom. And it helps so much with the budget. Every week I just set down and look at the sale flyers, then I look through my recipes and match them up accordingly. One day is super easy, a given...salads. And I don't plan the weekends because we usually end up going out one day a week and so the extra meal gets moved to Saturday.
So it has helped tremendously with budget, food waste and avoiding restraunts (which blows budget and diet :)
Recently, I decided I would go through my old cookbook magazines and pick at least 2 new recipes week. This has been good, getting new ideas. After you've been married awhile you tend to do alot of repeats.
Monday: Chicken fajitas
Tuesday: Greek Salad
Wednesday: Roast Beef
Thursday: Tilapia, couscous and veggies
Friday: Left overs cause we're going out of town!!