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    Seconds Please – MP 101

    Creating weekly or monthly menus for your family is easier than you think; especially since you have already done the hard part of writing everything down. If you are just joining us, please read my story and first things first. There are two different ways to go about creating a menu for your family. The first way is to pick one meat dish for each day of the week and then create the rest of the menu around that. For example: Sunday: Chicken Monday: Beef Tuesday: Pork Wednesday: Pasta Thursday: Left overs (Fend for yourself) Friday: Something Different/New recipe/Kids Choice Saturday: Dinner Out Once you have a basic idea of…

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    First things First – MP 101

    Meal Planning for your family can be a daunting task. Sometimes it seems easier to pay someone to do the work for you. Or to just hide your head in the sand and make dinners on the fly based on what is in the house. Both are viable options for busy moms; but I’m hoping to give you the tools necessary to create weekly meal plans tailored for your family and to help you save money in the long run. If you are just joining in, please read my story. The first step I took in creating weekly meal plans for my family was to write down everything that my…

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    Meal Planning 101

    As a mom to two little girls, I get asked a lot of questions. Why can’t I wear my bathing suit in January? Why is Elle a dog and Pepper a cat? Why do the chickens eat grass? Why do we live here and our neighbors live there? I’m exasperated by all the questions by the time dinner rolls around, so when I get the dreaded “what’s for dinner?” I usually just answer “FOOD!” Pre-planning meals seemed like so much work. I didn’t know where to start or what to buy. I thought that it would take hours each week to plan our meals and I really didn’t have hours…