It's been way too long since I wrote a post about menu planning. It's not that I haven't been doing it at all. I've been scribbling notes in my calendar book with loose meal ideas for a few days at a time. I got out of the habit of doing my complete weekly meal plan after the holidays and I've just been lazy about getting back to the discipline of sitting down and thinking it through.
But what inevitably happens when I am not as disciplined about planning is that I spend way too much money on food and end up buying too much stuff that we don't really need. Some people like to shop for shoes, I like to shop for food! I really do enjoy going to the grocery store and just browsing! But if I don't have a complete planned out menu, with a grocery list to go with it, then I find myself at the store and just buying what looks good, or buying more than I need just to have stuff on hand.Read More