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- Menu Plan
The most critical part of the process is to create a family menu and try to get your family involved. A family menu will help you to easily gather ideas for your weekly or monthly meal plan. The menu doesn’t change much and it is like a library to choose from our family’s favorite meals. The family menu is made up of recipes that our family loves and asks for at meal time. Sure some people use pinterest, and I use a simple menu…yeah it really pays to keep it simple. It isn’t that I don’t like variety but I definitely do not want to make meals that no one will eat or that will go to waste.
I like to use a monthly white board to do my monthly meal planning from my family menu. I find that meal planning for the month is always easier. I also enjoy using a white board so that I have the flexibility to change things up as I need to. At the end of the month I look at my family menu and pencil in 3-4 meals every week. I will make some of the meals ahead and separate out or I will make a main dish in a large batch and make it into different easy meals during the week.