Good morning! Today I wanted to share with you a meal planning notebook that I've been working on. I have always planned our meals out, every week, since we first got married, nearly 15 years ago. For awhile I've been thinking about putting together a notebook to keep my grocery lists, coupons and a few recipes all in one place.
I picked up this fun notebook at Target for about $5 or $6.
I also purchased these dividers and...
These pockets. After I make my menu for the week, I've been filing it away in the pockets. That way if I'm stumped for a meal idea, I can flip back and look at one of my old weeks for some ideas.
Target was out of the memo pads that fit this size of notebook, so I purchased a package of small legal pads and punched them with my Crop a Dile.
You know how I talked about freezer meals? Well here's what I've decided to do, at this point. Right now if we make a meal, like a big pot of soup, we will freeze the leftovers and use it later. IF we remember. Rather than going all out and making 30 meals in 3 hours, like I've seen on Pinterest, I think I'm going to take my neighbors lead and make a double batch of certain recipes and we will eat one and freeze one. She gave me several recipes last night to try and I'll let you know what I think! So in order to NOT forget about what's in the freezer, right now we have two pork butts and I was getting ready to buy two more because they're on sale this week, I'm going to use my notebook and make a list of everything we have. Then cross it off as we use it and add to it as needed. That way I'm assured that we'll be using the food that's in the freezer AND I'll be using my notebook too! Win win!
Thanks for popping in today. I appreciate the visit :) I'll see you guys tomorrow. Have a wonderful Thursday!!