8 Menu Planning Tips

The Frugal Girl

Since most of us are trying not to go to the grocery store too much these days, I thought a republish of some menu planning tips could be helpful. I was going to title this, “How to plan a menu”, but there are probably a bazillion equally valid ways to go about this.

What I Spent, What We Ate | I guess I’ve been a little lazy!

The Frugal Girl

I made a menu plan for two week’s worth of meals, made a list, and headed to the store. Since it’s pretty easy, at my stage of life, to pop in to the grocery store here and there, I think I’ve gotten a little lazy about carefully planning my grocery trips.

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It’s been a week. But I do have a colorful Snoopy.

The Frugal Girl

This has been a long week for a variety of reasons, and not really my best week of cooking. The combo of just getting back from a trip (with no menu plan in hand) and then getting sick right away has made things a little wonky on the food front! Grocery Reports Menu Plans

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What I Spent, What We Ate | January totals

The Frugal Girl

I tried a new recipe from the latest Cook’s Country: a curried chicken noodle soup. I’m planning to make chicken tacos on corn tortillas. Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $199!

The Frugal Girl

I tried a new recipe from the Cook’s Country website for grilled shrimp with coconut and mango rice. I plan to use my thawed chicken to make chicken noodle soup. Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | groceries + Chick Fil A

The Frugal Girl

For a variety of reasons, my initial dinner plan did not work out. Last time we went to do a kitten shift, I ended up not having time to cook dinner. So, this week I made a better plan with that in mind. I’m planning to make some Cuban sandwiches. What I Spent.

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WIS, WWA | Some appreciation, from me to you

The Frugal Girl

As I look back on my posts, I see comment counts in the dozens and dozens on most posts, and this is a really unusual thing to see on a blog in 2020. It’s basically slow cooked pork butt and rice in a chipotle-seasoned broth. Subscribe to Cook’s County.

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WIS, WWA | I cooked exactly nothing.

The Frugal Girl

Our kids really prefer Mr. FG’s French toast to mine, so of course it was on the menu while I was gone. I had left some pulled pork in the freezer for them, since Monday was a busy day and no one would have had time to cook dinner. The post WIS, WWA | I cooked exactly nothing.

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Butternut Squash Yeast Roll Recipe

The Frugal Girl

After those rolls showed up on our menu plan, some of you asked for the recipe link. If you don’t have cooked squash sitting around, I think you could substitute pumpkin with similar results. Cook Time: 15 minutes. 1 cup cooked, mashed butternut squash.

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