Dear Flylady and the rest of the Fly-Folks everywhere,
you requested our experiences with menu-planning. Here’s mine.
One of the things I absolutely love about flying is that I learned to make my steps smaller and smaller.
How this applies to menu planning.
I used to try and do it all in one go:
– think of a recipe
– write down the necessary ingredients (including checking to what extent I already have them)
– go shopping (used to live walking distance to a store)
Now I have two separate entries on my weekly checklist
– think of recipes and write the name of the recipe on the calendar (with page number of the cook book – I sometimes also put a post-it on page on the cookbook. All to make the next step easier which happens at a different point in time.)
– look at recipes and put necessary ingredients on the shopping list
I moved in with my boyfriend. He’s doing the shopping and all I need to do is sent him an electronic message with my shopping list. (Electronic being his only requirement, I love it).
Anyhow, why breaking it down works for me, is that I’m in a different mood when I think of recipes than when I’m actually writing down the ingredients.
cheers, and thank you so very much for all that you do.
Biiiiiig purple hug,
If you have and recipes you would like to share or a testimonial about Menu Planning Let us know! Send an email to FlyLady@flylady.net with Menu Planning in the subject line.