My love hate relationship with Menu planning

Ok….I menu plan. Now I’ve said it & most of my friends will either look at me as if I am some weird Martha wanna be or that my anal retentiveness has been kicked up another notch. Or maybe both. I hate to menu plan but I do it b/c it saves money, helps me grocery shop & saves money in the long run. Now…I am not a menu Nazi. Sometimes life gets in the way. Sometimes stores have coupons or sales which change my plans or sometimes I get sick & the hubs is gone & I let the kids eat cereal or raman noodles.

I like to have pretty much the same thing every week. (Stew on Sundays, spaghetti on Wed, etc) Its usually b/c of how my week goes. We have a church function on Wednesday nights so I can make the spaghetti sauce in the morning. I just make it fit my life.

Now the hate part. I really hate having my life dictated to me but….I really like only really having to think about dinner once a month. I love that I can look at my list in the morning & know that everything I need is right there. No last minute trips to the grocery.

I hate those trips. I go in for one or two things & walk out $100 poorer. So I menu plan & I coupon & you can think I am weird that’s ok. I still like you…lol.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Christine
    Mar 23, 2010 @ 21:14:00

    Nope, you're not weird yet.I kind of menu plan. lol. When I make out my grocery list I buy what I need for the meals I plan on making. I just don't plan WHEN I'm going to make them! 🙂

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