Once upon a time (five minutes) when I had one child, I prepared dinner during his (consistent, three-hour) afternoon nap (and cleaned the house and did the folding) then when Annabel came along, I got a lot more serious about meal planning. I found the most awesome web site:
I love this site...love, love, love. I have been trying to create something like it on my own for years, but I always over complicate things.
Here's the deal...you import/input your recipes. Drag and drop them into the calendar. Then they make you a shopping list. Brilliant! Through the help function you can get it to sync with your personal calendar of choice (don't ask me how...I just followed the help guide).
This month I did something I knew was in my future since I heard about a mother doing it when I was in high school. For some reason, I heard my mom talking with this woman and my heart grew tremulous. I knew someday I would have to make all my meals for a whole month and freeze them. I don't know why this made such an impression on me, but I knew I would have to try it. Someday. When I grew desperate.
I have grown desperate.
Only problem is it makes about a month's worth of mess in your kitchen!
If you have some time you should check out www.moneysavingmom.com she has a great blog that I think you would enjoy.ReplyDelete
She is Christian, a mom of three (but her 3 are a little older then yours), she home schools, she lives simply, does freezer cooking, ect.
On her page there is a section called From My Kitchen it has some tips and ideas on freezer cooking. She used to do a month at a time but I don't think she does anymore. She also shares lots of deals and ways to safe money.
You are so right. I need to check out that site, like right now. If I had done it sooner I could be sleeping now instead of watching a turkey roast at 9 PM because that's the only time of the day calm enough for cooking and realizing that it will need to cool down for a long while even after it's done cooking, so I might just be awake until the morning ;-)ReplyDelete
Oh my! Turkey sounds good though. Mammas of twins get special regard in my heart.ReplyDelete
Stacy, that site is huge! I will take some time to look it over. Thanks for the tip!ReplyDelete