Menu Planning For Busy Moms
We all know how busy the week can get with school activities, extra curricular activities, housework, and well then there is the cat who is begging for attention too. How in the world are you suppose to fit in menu planning, let alone grocery shopping? The twins usually try to race down the grocery aisle at the store or push the cart which they can barely see over the top of, you know the drill.
Well, I recently found an amazing lady over at Mashup Mom who puts together menu plans for the week based on the current Aldi flyer and they’re so affordable! I have using her plans for over a month now and it has put many new dishes on our table as well as fruits and veggies into our diets! My twins love fruits and veggies and I love having them in our diet more often, I feel like we’re eating healthier, because we’re eating more home prepared dinners than easy prep out of a can or box and it’s cheap!
There is another store in our town that I enjoy shopping at which is Lidl. I know the story, the men who own Aldi and Lidl are brothers. I’m think boy that must make for some akward Christmas get togethers. 🙂 So I’ve been thinking and maybe there should be some menu plans that include both Aldi and Lidl together. Another thing that I’ve found is that a lot of menu plans, don’t account for Breakfast or Lunch, just mainly dinner.
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Around here Breakfast and Lunch are important between the hubby being diabetic and the kiddos. I often skip breakfast or eat very light, just because my mornings are rushed and I’m off to start my day. But, I am going to be starting a new section here on the blog/site and it’s going to contain menu planning. I have tons and tons of cookbooks and a comment from my husband recently that I don’t use the cookbooks that he’s given me much anymore made me kind of start thinking that I need to start pulling them back out, so I’m going to see if I can work through them and build menu plans using those cookbooks and see what types of menu plans I can come up with!
Let me know what you think in the comments!