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#1 of 4 Old 08-02-2009, 12:53 PM - Thread Starter
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I used to have great success at meal planning this way and I was able to be very frugal. I could use what was on sale to plan. It gave me structure while leaving things somewhat open. I am going to go back to this. I just found these in my old home management binder that I used when we lived in Vermont.


S-cereal or oatmeal
M-peanut butter toast, milk, fruit
W-toast with jelly, milk
F-special item such as pancakes, muffins or baked oatmeal
S-eggs and toast


S-Leftovers or choice
M-Sandwiches, fruit, milk or juice
T-Macaroni and cheese, carrots, juice
W-Sandwiches, chips/pretzels, juice or fruit
T-Noodle or pasta dish, fruit, milk
F-Sandwiches, pretzels/chips, juice
S-Leftovers or choice


S-Crock pot or casserole
M-Pasta meal with salad and/or bread
T-Pizza or calzones, salad
W-Chicken, rice/potatoes, vegetable
T- Try a new recipe or an old favorite
F-We used to go out to eat but we really can not afford that so I will make this kids' choice night
S-Bean dish or Southwestern

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Sounds very much like our meal plan now. Really is easier this way isn't it?
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so how old are your kids and do you give them a list to choose from on kids choice night? My kids are 3 and 6 and if I give them ANY choice for ANYTHIN, they will use the oppertuinity to fight.

I like your style though....did you eat the same 7 meals over and over or did you alternate?
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Thanks for this guide. I'm looking forward to starting this at home.
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