Planning the grocery store visit

Stephanie - posted on 01/25/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I have found that when I take a few minutes to sit down and plan the meals I want to make for the upcoming visit prior to the grocery store visit, I spend less money on non essentials at the store and I have less wasted food. Planning the meals in advance also helps me to see which ingredients i can get multiple use from.

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Patty - posted on 01/26/2009

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I have been doing this to in order to curb our spending and waste.  I printed out a blank calendar and plan out meals for the upcoming week, and then make my shopping list.  Being able to see what will stretch 2-3 meals also helps.



A site I found that helps when I run out of ideas or am tired of the same old thing is www.orgjunkie.com .  They have a section called Menu Plan Monday where people submit what they are having for the week, and some have links to the recipes.



I also like using the site www.recipezaar.com to get new recipes and ideas.

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