Comments on: Living Well: 12 Secrets To Planning Menus http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:46:47 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Links I Text Jack v. 6 | I Sank Into Eden with You http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-1473223 Links I Text Jack v. 6 | I Sank Into Eden with You Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:36:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-1473223 [...] send Jack more recipes than we are ever able to make.  I also send him links on meal planning and, then, I re-send articles on how to save at Whole [...]

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By: Menu Planning and Shopping With Kids (Kroger Shop-a-long) | Cafe JohnsoniaCafe Johnsonia http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-839171 Menu Planning and Shopping With Kids (Kroger Shop-a-long) | Cafe JohnsoniaCafe Johnsonia Tue, 04 Feb 2014 04:06:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-839171 [...] I said, menu planning is something that I like to get my family involved in.  My kids are starting to develop their own [...]

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By: Kate http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-825797 Kate Tue, 07 Jan 2014 17:10:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-825797 I pinned this probably a year ago, and still struggled with putting the time in to make it work, and being organized enough. Last May, I came upon a website called Plan to Eat (www.plantoeat.com) that brought everything together, and made all of these tricks finally work for me! All of my recipes are put into a database (either typing the written ones, or with a button from websites), then you can drag and drop them into a calendar, and it automatically creates the shopping list! I used to get distracted while making my shopping list and forget things, or not put down that I needed a certain ingredient several times during the week and I wouldn’t buy enough. This has totally been my secret to success, and I bought it for both of my sisters in law for Christmas because I love it so much!

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By: Beginner Couponing: A Realistic Starting Place | Simply, Belinda http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-769814 Beginner Couponing: A Realistic Starting Place | Simply, Belinda Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:14:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-769814 [...] is another perspective on realistic starting places in planning menus and shopping for your family, especially for those [...]

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By: Couponing 101: Work with What You Have | Simply, Belinda http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-768763 Couponing 101: Work with What You Have | Simply, Belinda Sun, 27 Oct 2013 19:33:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-768763 [...] http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/ [...]

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By: Lisa Gregory http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-766202 Lisa Gregory Wed, 23 Oct 2013 05:21:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-766202 I have been meal planning for several months now and I always have a hard tike coming up with meals everyone likes and isn’t too pricey as we have a family of 10 to feed. I’m going to try tye recipe binder idea qnd see more if it helps thanks.

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By: Friday Links | Kiwi + Peach http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-732402 Friday Links | Kiwi + Peach Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:52:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-732402 [...] Secrets for meal planning. [...]

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By: Ahuvah Berger Burcat (@ahoova) http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-724346 Ahuvah Berger Burcat (@ahoova) Sat, 07 Sep 2013 18:35:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-724346 Thank you for the tips – They are definitely going to come in handy in our household.

Since you shared with us some of your tricks, I’d like to return the favor.

I love fresh herbs (cilantro, parsley, mint) and I have found that when i stick them in a bowl or mug with about 2 inches of water, it keeps the greens alive for at least a week.

I also love baby spinach leaves – and use a pyrex bowl with a rubber cover to store it. The trick is to add a paper towel on top of the leaves so that it absorbs the water and keeps the leaves fresh and crunchy.

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By: linz http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-721036 linz Fri, 06 Sep 2013 02:33:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-721036 i know its a bit late but the planner is the Martha Stewart one from Staples! Im almost positive!

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By: purple1982 http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-684951 purple1982 Mon, 26 Aug 2013 03:43:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-684951 I am so happy I found this post. It will really help me get our dinners organized and will always give me the answer I need to that constant question of what’s for dinner. Plus it will give me more time with mycloth diapers.

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By: Catharyn http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-683713 Catharyn Sun, 25 Aug 2013 21:53:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-683713 I was forced to meal plan because when I got married I realized I didn’t know how to cook anything of substance! Not knowing how to cook forced me to rely 100% of recipes so I had to plan it out. I don’t have kids but my husband and I are very busy, so to save time during the week I double weekend recipes and freeze them. That way if I need shredded chicken, I can pull a ziplock out of the freezer so I don’t have to cook it. I also divide and freeze all my casseroles. Two people can’t eat an entire casserole before it goes bad. So I divide it, pre-cooking, into smaller dishes and freeze one! Perk is if I’m lazy or hubby is gonna be home alone, I can just pull one out and I know it’s healthy!

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By: Living Well: 10 Easy Secrets to Greening Your Home, Part 2 | Little Miss Smarty Pants http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-666301 Living Well: 10 Easy Secrets to Greening Your Home, Part 2 | Little Miss Smarty Pants Fri, 23 Aug 2013 16:52:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-666301 [...] Which leads me to Secret #6:  Start at the source of eliminating food waste by buying less. Plan out your menus ahead of time, make a detailed grocery list before you shop, and stick to the [...]

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By: katie stephenson http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-459059 katie stephenson Wed, 01 May 2013 03:38:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-459059 There are a lot of great tips here, I’ve been using plantoeat.com which is a drag and drop system that exports a printable shopping list. You can keep staples in the shopping list and arrange it in the order of your favorite grocery store. It has been a lifesaver for this busy mama.

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By: Aleshia http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-458933 Aleshia Tue, 30 Apr 2013 04:56:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-458933 O thank you for this pin. I really needed this. I have tried many attempts at planning and have only succeeded once. This post is really going to help. Thank you again!

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By: WHAT’S FOR DINNER? | Family and Faith Matters http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-437875 WHAT’S FOR DINNER? | Family and Faith Matters Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:07:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-437875 [...] 12 Secrets To Planning Menus (designmom.com) [...]

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By: Tablet Reading – links for February 6 « Table Reading http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-435991 Tablet Reading – links for February 6 « Table Reading Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:41:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-435991 [...] ::12 Secrets to Planning Menus (Design Mom) [...]

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By: What is in the Fridge Today? | tammyehoney http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-435549 What is in the Fridge Today? | tammyehoney Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:28:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-435549 [...] 12 Secrets To Planning Menus (designmom.com) 36.535045 -87.567762 Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInGoogle +1EmailPrintLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was posted in Allergies, Blog, Budget Cooking, Chicken, Cookbook, Cooking, Family, Food, Home, Ideas, life, Natural Ingredients, Recipes and tagged blog, blogging, blogs, Budget Cooking, Chicken, Cook, cookbook, Cooking, Cooking Dinner, Dinner, Family, food, foods, Home, Ideas, life, meals, Meat, Poultry, Recipe, recipes, Refrigerator, Shopping by TammyeHoney. Bookmark the permalink. [...]

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By: Menu Plan Monday 2/4/13 | Lazy Girl http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-435480 Menu Plan Monday 2/4/13 | Lazy Girl Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:44:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-435480 [...] 12 Secrets To Planning Menus (designmom.com) Share this: Pin ItPrintEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. Tags: cooking, menu plan [...]

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By: Erin http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-435309 Erin Sat, 02 Feb 2013 12:11:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-435309 Thank you!!! This is torture to me every week, but you have made me realize that I just need to get more organized!

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/12-secrets-to-planning-menus/comment-page-1/#comment-435287 Sarah Sat, 02 Feb 2013 06:13:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30008#comment-435287 I have been meal planning for nearly two years. I used to be so opposed to the idea because I, personally, love to get creative and go through an abundantly full pantry and just PICK what I want to make when the mood strikes. Well, enter three kids! I found that shopping for specific menu items saved me time and money, and still allowed all that creativity – but the creativity in planning meals happens on the weekend, when I make the menu.
My friends have come to really enjoy coming to my house to see what is posted on my menu board – so much so that I sometimes take a photo of it and post it on instagram for them.
I usually leave one or two days open, as my husband likes to take over on his days off, and he will plan those days. He doesn’t write it on the board, so it’s a nice surprise for me, too. Almost like going to a restaurant. If I could only find a bus boy to clean up after us…

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