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June 8th, 2008, 05:04 PM
NutMeg76's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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This is my first time posting in this area, but I need to do something about how often we eat out. So I was thinking of doing 2 week menus. any suggestions?

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June 11th, 2008, 12:11 PM
MommyLovesLauren's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I've recently started doing this and I did a 1 month menu but I think a 2 week menu is a better idea. I'm going to try that for the month of July. Here's a link to the info I used and the site also has great printables I used like a shopping list with checks and a calendar for writing in the meals.


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June 18th, 2008, 10:51 AM
nuclearwife82's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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i do a one week menu and my advice is be flexible about it sometimes we have friday's dinner on Monday for us its just a rough outline

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June 18th, 2008, 10:56 AM
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I make up a menu for 2 weeks and then buy all the stuff besides some things that need to be replaced here and there. I post it on the fridge for reference. I don't set days, just look at what the list says we still have and decide from there. It works pretty good!
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June 18th, 2008, 02:01 PM
SheilaRN's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I also so a 2 week menu. I hate having to run to the store so I do 2 wks instead of one. I know I'll end up at the store for fruits and vegies but for the most part it's a quick in-an-out trip.

Definately be flexable. Sure I may have burgers on Wed but I might feel like having fish. I also try to have extras around the house just in case we want something that's not on the list.

Here's an example

SUN- Roast w/ vegies
Mon- Sandwiches (use leftover meat) and potatoe salad
Tues- Baked chicken breast and broc w/ salad
Wed- Fish Tacos , chips and salsa
Thurs-BBQ ribs, vegies and salad
Fri- home made pizza
Sat- Porkchops, rice and mixed vegies

Sun- Beer can chicken, vegies, salad
Mon- Leftovers or cold sandwiches
Tues- Lasagna and salad
Wed - Chicken Parma
Thurs- Stir fry
Fri- Hamburgers and macaroni salad
Sat- Pasta

Once I make the menu I figure out how many nights we are having chick, beef, pork, fish and buy accordingly. Figure how many frozen vegies, pasta and everything else.
I tend to save quite abit more if I shop like this. Not to many extras go in my cart and I tend to waste less.

You could also do a menu like this to make it easier each week

Wed- fish
Thurs- Pork
Fri- Beef
Sat-chicken and then you just fill in what type of meal you want with that item.
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