dinner planning

I saw this dinner planning idea
on the Dr. Oz show this week~

the deal is you plan your meals 
and put all of the contents for that meal
in a bin....you really have to plan for 
and execute the meals you decide on

I found some bins in the dollar section at Target,
and put together four specific meals~

this one is for taco night...

this one spaghetti night...

obviously some of your food might be frozen, so
for those items just put a sticky note in the bin
reminding yourself what else to look for. 

I put all (but frozen) contents in the bin, even tomato paste
and packaged mixes for our sloppy joe night. 

The idea is that you don't waste any food. I don't know 
about you, but the hubs and I are notorious for going 
grocery shopping while hungry, then buying stuff 
we don't need because it looks good...
If you specifically plan and cook each meal then you 
will save on your budget and throw away less...
All I know is this will make dinners so easy when school starts! 



Marilyn said...

what an amazing idea.. Very awesome and a MUST try.. LOVE it.. ;)) Thanks so much for sharing..

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello, Fantastic tip - I'm going to share this idea with my daughter - she just started a new job and this could come in handy for her and her husband - who is willing to cook if he gets home first - it would be helpful to have the week planned out! I have enjoyed my visit and am your newest follower,

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh girl you are so organized!!! What a great idea for a family...I hate watching Dr Oz, he makes me think I have tons of illnesses LOL!



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