Monday, August 9, 2010

Meal Planning Ideas

The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner

Easy Family Meals for Every Day of the Week

If you haven't heard of the "Food Nanny" it is worth learning about her great meal planning ideas!

Her website is:

Anyone who wants to be re-motivated to cook for their family should watch one of her TV episodes.  

Meal Planning

“The key to effective meal planning is mapping out your meal schedule a week or two in advance,” Edmunds explains. Here’s what The Food Nanny suggests:

1. Choose your themes for each night of the week. (You can start with what I have used, or choose your family’s preferences.)

2. Get out a calendar.

3. Choose meals (using recipes from The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner or your own recipe file).

4. Write down your chosen meals on the form provided (in the book and at,or on a sheet of paper or index cards.

5. Check your food supplies and make a grocery list of what you will need for the week’s menus.

6. Go Shopping.

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