Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I decided to give it a little while before I wrote this post. And as luck would have it, we have now surpassed 2 weeks on our menu system, so I now feel it is safe to spread the word. Given our upcoming trip to Disneyland, Dalan and I looked over our budget to make sure everything was going to work for the trip. We were SHOCKED to discover how much we have been spending on eating out and decided that we needed a big change pronto! I've been organizing our entire month of meals, and we are going grocery shopping every Monday or Tuesday to buy the ingredients. I've included days that we will eat out and days to have leftovers. So far, it has worked great. There are a few nights that we haven't felt like eating the scheduled item, so we swap it with something from the same week, which we have the ingredients for so it works great! Here is our July Menu:

So far, the extra delicious items to note are:

I have some plans for how we are going to tweak our system in the future. I want to rig a huge magnetic calendar on our fridge that I can stick the recipe cards to and then it will be easier to swap out the items. Then we can keep the same cards and use our favorites again next month. I'm getting ready to start preparing August, have any great recipes you want to share?

1 comment:

meg said...

I'd like to come over for the 25th, 26th, and 30th please. :)