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30 Meals September 13, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — celestesda @ 10:42 pm

If you’re anything like me, when it comes to grocery shopping, you just groan and dread and wrack your brain.  You have to use a lot of brain-power sometimes to think of ideas on what meals to make during the upcoming week, what ingredients you already have, what you need, etc.  We get stuck in a rut around here!

While googling “cooking on a budget” a couple of weeks ago, I came across a nifty little blog called Nannygoat and found this cool idea called 30 Meals.   The blog was evidently run by two women, who needed a blogging break, and that haven’t blogged since March.  30 Meals is such an awesome “duh” idea for me, that I can’t wait till they begin blogging again, and I hope they hold to their promise that they’ll be back.  Anyway, about 30 Meals:  it’s basically a hodgepodge of a menu, grocery list, and recipes all thrown together into one book that you create yourself, so it’s tailored to you and your family.  Without going into too much detail, because you can read it just as easily on their blog, you keep a running list of 30 meals your family likes to eat on a regular basis.  This helps in four areas:  the list to choose from is already made, the recipes are there, the ingredients are there, and you can watch for sales on products you can stock up on.  Yes, work at first, but it will be a great time-investment!

It’s going to make my grocery and meal planning so much easier!  My hubby is on-board, and I think we’ve gotten 17 meals on the list so far.  It sounds easier than it is!  Read up on it, and let me know if you think this is something that would work for your family!  Give the ladies on Nannygoat a shout-out as well, maybe we can coax them to break the writer’s block!

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5 Responses to “30 Meals”

  1. Darlene Says:

    Hmmmmmm I think I like that idea. Might just join you on your little mission. I love cookbooks and, sad to say, my favorite bedtime reading is a Paula Deen magazine or Taste of Home. My very own cookbook….that might be fun!!

  2. celestesda Says:

    Yes, I think I’m going to love it!!!

  3. Ashley Says:

    I swear we already do this but with like only 10 meals. Every now and then I get fancy and venture out but seriously: tacos, pot roast, spaghetti, quesadillas, fried chicken & taters, breakfast for dinner. I’m sure I could rattle off more but I always seem to buy the same dang things so I end of making the same things.

  4. Mandy Says:

    check out savingdinner.com, too. She’s affiliated with Flylady.. I have some cookbooks if you want to borrow-she has grocery lists included and it’s broken into seasons… some are so tasty!


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