Menu Planning – Planning Ahead

March 6, 2009

This week my menu planning was unbelievably simple.  Two meals.  That’s it. Last week I put a little forthought into my menu plan.  The Thinker will be away all week, so I decided to double up on most of the things we had for dinner so I could freeze some.  I don’t mind eating the [...]

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Menu Planning – Maintaining the Momentum

February 27, 2009

This week I managed very well to empty the freezer.  The fridge is full to overflowing with leftovers which will make lunches over the weekend easier.  As much as I usually love salad sandwiches, I’m over them as the predominant lunch option on the weekends.  For the next week I’m aiming to double some quantities [...]

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Menu Planning – Empty the Pantry

February 22, 2009

Well I was certainly shocked out of my holiday complacency last week when I had to pay the grocery bill.  It was horrendous.  So much so, that this week in my menu planning I’m attempting to use as much existing food from the pantry, fridge and freezer.  I’ve done the grocery shop for this week [...]

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Menu Planning

February 13, 2009

Now that I’m reluctantly pulling myself out of holiday mode (yes, I know holidays finished ages ago!), it’s time to think a bit more about what we’re eating and how much I’m spending on groceries.  Enter meal planning.  During the “normal” part of the year (that is when I’m not relaxing on one of our [...]

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Christmas in July Competition Winner

July 25, 2008

Each Tuesday in July, I wrote about a different aspect of being prepared for Christmas. Some parts may help with your Christmas in July celebrations and some may just get you thinking about December. I hope you enjoy the series. Today is very exciting for me, because I get to announce the winner of my [...]

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Christmas in July – Gifts

July 22, 2008

One of the major tasks at Christmas time is organising gift giving. In my post, I suggested starting a list of possible gifts early in the year. This has a number of benefits: You won’t be in a flap come December trying to think of things to give someone. More time to think will quite [...]

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