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Menu Plan

The weather here in Oklahoma has been winterish. Is that word? It hasn’t been cold, but it has felt more winter like. Our Christmas tree is up and we have had several fires in the fireplace. It is beginning to feel at least a little bit like December. Colder weather means that I am in the mood for soups, chili, and comfort foods. Here is […]

Menu Plan

This week’s menu plan includes some of our favorites for this time of year. They are recipes that I shared years ago and they are still favorites.  Here is this week’s menu plan.  Breakfast Strawberries and Cream Baked Oatmeal Homemade Chocolate Granola Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies Dinner Crock Pot Mexican Pork Chops BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad Homemade Tuna Helper Beef Enchilada Rice Casserole Pork Fried […]

Menu Plan

It is one of those weeks where it is tempting to take the week off of menu planning because there is a holiday this week. But it is the start of a New Year, so it is the perfect time to get back on track after the holidays.  Even if you don’t make a full menu plan this week, I encourage you to plan at […]

Making Your Menu Plan Work For You and Free Printable

It is the end of the year and many people are setting goals for the New Year. Even those that don’t set goals often spend time evaluating what is working for them and what isn’t. Food and cooking is a big part of our lives. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen and a big portion of our budgets are spent on food. […]

Menu Plan

I can’t believe it is the week before Christmas. I was tempted to skip menu planning this week, but I know I need a plan. If I make a menu we will eat better and spend less money on food. The dessert for the week is candy cane frosting. If you need an easy holiday dessert use this frosting on a simple chocolate cake or […]

Simple Meals Menu Plan

Tomorrow is January 1st 2017! Can you believe it?! Just saying 2017 makes me feel old. But there is nothing we can do about that. So 2017 it is! I took the last couple of weeks off of menu planning, but I am back at it this week. The new year is a great time to start menu planning or to get back at it […]

How I Menu Plan and Some Tips To Help You Menu Plan

Over the last few weeks I have talked about why I menu plan and the importance of making your menu plan work for you and your family. Today I wanted to talk a little bit about how I menu plan. When I sit down to menu plan, I usually plan out seven to ten days worth of meals at a time. I know many people […]

Making Your Menu Plan Work For You

Last week I covered some of the reasons why I menu plan. Today I want to continue the menu planning theme with tips for making your plan work for you. I tend to be a person that likes schedules, but I know many of you are not. Not everyone likes a plan or routine. Some people like and need a little more flexibility. Many people are […]

Why I Menu Plan and a Meal Planning Printable

Menu planning is something that I have done for years. I started it way back in my early years of marriage. That would be almost twenty-two years ago. Money was very tight and I did the grocery shopping and menu planning by shopping the sales. If pasta and chicken was on sale we ate a lot of pasta and chicken that week. If tuna fish […]

Grocery Shopping, Menu Planning, and Shopping Sales {Part Two}

Last week I talked about making your grocery shopping and menu planning work for you and for today I thought I would start with just the basics of what I do before I even make out a grocery list or a menu plan. Before I plan my menu or my shopping list I do these four things. I look at my calender for the week […]

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