I need a bunch of favorite ‘go to’ recipes that will make menu planning a cinch.
A few years ago I shared 30 meals that were my family’s favorites. I would share that post with you but I haven’t been able to find it on my blog.
Although making a list of 30 recipes to help you plan for supper is time intensive, it will be so worth your time in the long run.
Making your list of 30 meals will save you time later on. I’ll admit it won’t save you time right now!
Just imagine sitting down to make out a menu and only needing to select recipes that will be good for that week.
When you are feeling creative in the kitchen, you can always add a new recipe without having to always search through your cookbooks or the internet each week.
If you are making up a weekly menu, your list can come from the meals you cook after 4 weeks.
1. A little work today makes life a lot smoother tomorrow
- Develop a list of your favorite meals
- Type this list in your word processor and link to the recipe or list the cookbook and page number
- Print your list and place it in your ‘Meal Planning’ binder
- Refer to your list each week when you plan your week of menus
2. Easy Meals for Your ‘Go To’ Meal Planning
Planning your meals and making a list of 30 meals helps you to avoid the ‘What’s for Supper‘ stress.
Your list of 30 meals will help you to choose nutritious and homemade suppers that will satisfy your husband and kids on a daily basis.
No more wondering what is for supper at 5pm!!
3. What’s an Easy Supper Recipe?
- It takes less than 45 minutes to get from grocery bag to the table,
- It is easy-peasy to cook,
- Easy-to-find ingredients that are normally in your kitchen.
4. Choosing Your Family’s Favorite 30 Meals
Planning meals should be a process that is enjoyable and save you time in a few weeks once the process is completed.
Don’t over-stress and try to do it all in one day-long session. I didn’t do it that way and why should you?!
Plan in bite sized portions of time and make it a project for a couple weeks or a month for 15-30 minutes a day.
That worked for me!!
I am remaking my menu plan and searching for a new list of 30 meals. I am including the meals that I often used when our children were all at home.
I still might come back as I think of recipes that we used to cook.
There are meals like spaghetti which just didn’t make it onto the list because I never had a recipe for it.
WholeHearted List of 30 Meals
Here is the list that I have had for quite a number of years.
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My Challenge to YOU: Every family is different and has different favorites and dietary needs. This week, make your own list of 30 ‘Go To’ Meals for your family.
Did you miss other posts in the Menu Planning series? Go HERE!!
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