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Weekly Menu

July 3, 2012 in Blog

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We prepare a weekly menu: breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper for every day. We use a list of snacks for the in-between meals and look through recipes for dishes that use what is in season in our garden or the supermarket, as well as using leftovers and food from the larder. The value of the menu is it deters buying snack meals and spontaneous shopping for ready prepared meals. Saves us heaps of money and makes it easy to prepare meals ahead of time.

3 comments to 'Weekly Menu'

  1. How’s this going for you? My mum prepares a weekly menu based on what is on sale & in season – it really helps cut down food waste. I’m not so organised, but I love having leftovers for lunch so we try not to have food waste this way.

  2. Wow, this is very impressive, a great idea to aim for! Sometimes to cut down grocery bills, we have a “$21 challenge” week, using up the various odd bits and pieces in the fridge/freezer/pantry, only using the $21 for necessities to enhance a meal. There are six in our family and it is a great thrill doing it and achieving it!

    • @Anna21 That sounds like a good idea. I find it very hard to stick to a shopping list. If I only bring $21 to the supermarket and leave the credit card at home I wouldn’t be tempted. It would be like a masterchef invention test. If we did this every month or so we would save
      money and clean out our fridge and pantry. Now I just have to persuade my family!!

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