What tips do you have for efficient meal planning?

  1. Eliminate Cancer profile image60
    Eliminate Cancerposted 5 years ago

    What tips do you have for efficient meal planning?

    We are so busy, and often don't have lots of time to prepare dinner, but can't afford to eat out.   What tips do you have to save time cooking meals during the week?

  2. dappledesigns profile image89
    dappledesignsposted 5 years ago

    I normally have a very easy going plan such as chicken was on sale I I think we will have chicken Monday and Thursday, and something in the crock pot on the day we work late etc. From there I normally find at recipe that will take less than an hour or use something that I already know and cook it that night.

    I really don't have time to sit down and make a list of meals, but I do have a general idea by what our schedule is (Wednesdays are always crock pot so it ready when we get home) what we buy at the store that week (what is on sale) and really what season it is... if it is warm we grill everything. Grilling changes things up because my hubby grills outside while I make the sides and it cuts cooking in half.