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    It's a good idea but no I don't as we always end up going off the plan. I just buy what's on special and hope we get meals out of it, if not I'll go back to the shop for bits n pieces.

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    I shop & meal plan fortnightly. Before I go shopping I see what meals I've already got & then write a list. Our "menu" goes on the fridge & we take turns in choosing what's for dinner. I only ever plan for 10 meals per fortnight, we usually have take away once a week, and there are always "cheat" meals for when we don't feel like cooking.

    The current menu:
    Panko crumbed fish, chips & salad
    Tacos
    Meat pies & veg
    Chicken enchiladas & salad
    Roast Lamb
    Spag bol
    Marinated steak & veggies
    Chicken fettuccine
    Mini quiches & salad
    Beef stroganoff & pasta

    My shopping bill is usually around $200 one week & $300 the next (2A, 2C).

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    Yes, i meal plan. If i didn't, not only would it get expensive, but i would be so unenthused if i had to waste time every day thinking of what to cook for dinner.
    I do our grocery shop, and meal plan in my head as i go, then go home and separate all the meat into meal sized portions and freeze it. If there is anything else i missed, or need for the meals i just add it to my list and grab them when i get fresh milk every couple of days. This is our menu for the next fortnight ...... (not in day order, and haven't included Veg or sides)

    Mustard chicken casserole
    Chicken pasta bake
    Honey soy and garlic grilled chicken
    Smokey bbq grilled chicken
    Chow mein mince
    Beef tacos
    Ravioli bolognese
    Rissoles or hamburgers
    Soft chicken tacos
    Fish
    Nachos
    Pizza
    Quiche
    Chicken soup

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    I sort of do that I just get enough good for weekly meals but decide the day before which one to cook. There are always days where I just have too much on and I wing it with other things I keep in reserve for nights where I'm extra tired Im definitely going to be cooking and freezing meals in advance before I have my baby this time

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    I do a fortnightly meal plan. Makes life sooo much easier and saves money

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    I do meant to do shopping today but I'm not in the mood now so "subbing" kids are having leftovers for dinner and I'll have toast probably. Hubby can fend for himself.

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    I do a fortnightly menu. Easier and saves money knowing what to buy on shopping day.

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    Nope I don't. The reason is that I don't believe it generally does save money. I tend to buy meat that is on special then form meals around that for the week. So say if I was to meal plan tacos for Monday night... and mince isn't on special @ $12 a kilo but I pick up rump on special for 10. I think it can be handy when someone is the 'toss everything in the trolley that looks good' type of person. But when you go in with a set meal plan you are often not buying meat/seasonal veg that is on special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    Nope I don't. The reason is that I don't believe it generally does save money. I tend to buy meat that is on special then form meals around that for the week. So say if I was to meal plan tacos for Monday night... and mince isn't on special @ $12 a kilo but I pick up rump on special for 10. I think it can be handy when someone is the 'toss everything in the trolley that looks good' type of person. But when you go in with a set meal plan you are often not buying meat/seasonal veg that is on special.
    That's how i meal plan. I buy it all first them do the plan from what i have purchased, and pick up extra stuff if i don't have it in the pantry. When we side it the other way around, it didn't work out to be a good thing financially.


 

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