Thursday, July 29, 2010

The joy of meal planning



... and grocery shopping
Who doesn't love it really ?


In my former life (before becoming a mum) I never really had to do a lot of planning when it came down to food. I could just swing by our local WholeFoods after work basically anytime I wanted and grab a few things for dinner. And of course V. and I were able to go out grab something to eat whenever we wanted to...
Well these days are over and grocery shopping now happens once a week, with grocery list in hand and weekly menus up on our fridge.


I sometimes wonder how I ever turned into such an organized person which I never thought I would 1) ever be 2) like.
I have to say I quite like it now...
By the time I get home with a hungry toddler (and husband) I'm glad I already have a plan ready for me to follow without even having to think about it.


I'm not very creative when it comes to cooking so me improvising dinner in the kitchen often ends up in a phone call to Domino's Pizza (so much for the number 1 stereotype that all French people are great cooks, ah !)


A few months ago I came across the BEST meal planning tool ever on Design Sponge, a DIY project called Kate's grocery planner

So, ok I didn't do the project itself BUT I did print tons of copies of the menu grocery list and the grocery list


This is so helpful, I can't even tell you ! It does require a little bit of prep before your trip to the supermarket but it's well worth it in the end. Not only you'll save time and money but you won't even have to think about 'what's for dinner' for the rest of the week and that's priceless !!

Let me know what you think about it

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