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Offline MaryB

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Menu Planning
« on: February 27, 2019, 08:01:01 AM »
Do you make up a menu before grocery shopping, to try to keep yourself on the straight and narrow, or do you just prepare dinner an hour before you will eat?   Day to day or week to week planning?  Coupons? 

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Menu Planning
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Offline noodle

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Re: Menu Planning
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 03:03:56 AM »
I'm a horrible meal planner! It's all last-minute. I usually end up getting really basic things like pasta, bread, and simple cuts of meat and poultry. I can't buy much produce because I'm not sure when or even if I'll use them! There's no pattern to when I shop, too.

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Re: Menu Planning
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2019, 11:34:23 AM »
Thank you noodle..  I would be just like you if I didnt have these men to feed.  Since my son has came I have to try to s t r e t c h  my dollars and make meals stretch too!  I'm having a hard time. Groceries are so expensive.  I got out of the habit of making full meals, since my hub retired but now am having to think of a menu so I can buy enough..  wish me luck please   :(

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Re: Menu Planning
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Offline haidyl

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Re: Menu Planning
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 02:02:55 AM »
MaryB, it used to be easy for me to draw up a meal plan before going out to shop but I have gotten lazier over time. With the two men under your roof, I am sure you feel compelled to prepare a proper meal but all the same, I am glad that you can see your son more often. Do they give suggestions about what they'd like to eat?

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Re: Menu Planning
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 09:24:47 AM »
Thanks haidyl..  no they wont give me suggestions but quick to not eat if I put something down they dont want.  I didnt raise my son like that but he has changed since the estrangement.  I was raised you eat what your mom put in front of you but my husband has never been that way and now my son seems to take up after him.  I never understood how men (because I always heard it was men) use to leave their family's and buy a sports car.. haha Now I get it..  if you keep dipping water out of the well and the water does not get replaced it runs dry!

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Re: Menu Planning
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2019, 08:41:10 PM »
I am a serial meal planner.  :rofl: Every Sunday, I make a list of the meals I'm going to eat throughout the week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Then I make a list of which items I'm going to need from the grocery store to make said meals. After that, I input the items into an app on my phone which tells me how much the groceries are going to cost. I've saved a ton of money since I started doing groceries this way. I highly recommend it.

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Re: Menu Planning
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Offline MaryB

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Re: Menu Planning
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2019, 10:47:58 PM »
Wait....what app is this that tells you the money your  list will cost?  I must have that..   please!!!!   :039:


Yes,  I have to plan too.. Even planning I run out sometimes.  When it's so hard to plan and stretch a dollar, then you cook and people you cook for say,  I'm not hungry or I'm not in the mood..  I want to ping them!!!  It's like that is a meal I could have made another day then..  they do not understand how hard it is to be responsible for every meal every one eats.  I'm tired of it.  I'm going to run away, and you're driving!   :13:

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Re: Menu Planning
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2019, 07:11:07 AM »
I used to fly by the seat of my pants, but now that my mom is living with us, I actually need to plan. I sit down and plan out our meals for the week, make a list, and go to the store. I will admit, though, that I stray from the list sometimes and get a few things that are calling my name, like ice cream!

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Re: Menu Planning
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2019, 01:24:19 PM »
Oh Katy, we cannot hold ice cream against you...  or oreos.....   we cant be held responsible for ice cream or oreos.. or donuts..  ok,  ice cream, oreos or donuts can force us to stray from our lists..   after all we're only human...   :sign0144:

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Re: Menu Planning
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2019, 10:50:46 PM »
Mary, the app is called Out of Milk. You do have to manually input the prices the first time, but after that, it stores the information. You can also have a "Pantry" list of items you always need (like butter, milk, eggs, whatever) and add items to your weekly list from there. It really is a great app! No more surprises at the checkout line.

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Re: Menu Planning
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2019, 03:49:56 AM »
Wow, that sounds like a great app! I really need something like that. I'm trying to save as much as possible these days. I'm starting to worry about money "running out" if you know what I mean. I don't want to be 80 years old without a roof over my head.

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Re: Menu Planning
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2019, 12:41:45 PM »
LoL, I think i 'fly by the seat of my pants' like Katy used to do. Sometimes I never know what we are going to have until that afternoon! It seems that we end up eating the same ole things all the time and it gets boring. On occasion I will plan something special for the weekend when I put my mind to it. I'm just not that organized!

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Re: Menu Planning
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2019, 02:37:57 PM »
Mary, the app is called Out of Milk. You do have to manually input the prices the first time, but after that, it stores the information. You can also have a "Pantry" list of items you always need (like butter, milk, eggs, whatever) and add items to your weekly list from there. It really is a great app! No more surprises at the checkout line.
Oh thank you!  You will help a lot of us here! 


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