Tip of the Week : Menu Plan!

Make a Meal Plan!

I know I’ve been over this before, but I think I need to revisit it, with more specifics :).  Meal planning makes for a happier, cheaper, and more efficient kitchen.  Ditch it, and we end up with leftover cupcakes for dinner.  Which isn’t all bad, on the first day of summer vacation, but it doesn’t bode well for the rest of the week!

Some of my favorite inspirations:

SAJ is doing a meal-planning segment, check it out here!

Hot by Six has a great meal-planning service, which I sadly don’t use because I’m too picky about recipes. (Anybody want the rest of my annual subscription?!) They let you share menus with friends and help you schedule group prep days. They’re all about making it fast and easy when you get to dinnertime. Love the idea, just not quite right for me.

OrgJunkie.com is home to Menu Plan Monday, and definitely worth checking out.

Kristen, over at FoodRenegade, is one of my personal foodie/recipe planning favorites. She doesn’t post every week, but I get great ideas when she does. Easy food, but it all takes advance planning! Which is the point, right?

Please share your menu helps below!