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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03-03-2014 15:08 #21-
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03-03-2014 15:09 #23
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
Meat pies & veg
Chicken enchiladas & salad
Marinated steak & veggies
Mini quiches & salad
Beef stroganoff & pasta
My shopping bill is usually around $200 one week & $300 the next (2A, 2C).
03-03-2014 16:55 #24
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
Rissoles or hamburgers
Soft chicken tacos
03-03-2014 23:34 #25Senior Member
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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
04-03-2014 06:04 #26
I do a fortnightly meal plan. Makes life sooo much easier and saves money
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04-03-2014 14:50 #27
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.
04-03-2014 15:08 #28
I do a fortnightly menu. Easier and saves money knowing what to buy on shopping day.
04-03-2014 15:25 #29
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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