wow you make meal planning so easy! these are all great tips. come to think of it, i think my mom planned her meals almost the same way you did. i know this is a couple years later and all, but do you still stick to the same meal planning routine?
Yes, yes I do! As a matter of fact, I will be sitting down tomorrow morning to plan for the next month or so, and I am really looking forward to it this time around, because my husband, the pickiest eater on the face of the earth, is going to be gone on a business trip and I am going to make allll the stuff we love best (we being the rest of the household) that he eats, but not with relish, while he's gone!
I don't really do much different at all actually. It really works well. And, is pretty easy. As long as I sit down and actually DO the planning when the time comes, we are golden! Every once and a while I get a week behind, and realize how much I have come to depend on it. I get totally lost and we end up eating pizza our soup three days in a row (from the freezer! ).
Actually, I have to say, my kids have always had allergies, but since the first time I posted my how-to, we found out that my husband and son are both celiac. SO, if we had to plan before, we REALLY have to plan now. It makes it hard to run out and get carryout. I DO make gluten free pizza crusts and freeze them for when we come up short, though...