Monday, July 9, 2012

Money Monday {Take your meat out}

I know a lot of people who are "fly by the seat of their pants" when it comes to deciding on dinner and preparing it.  This is definitely NOT me.  One, I work outside the home, two, that would stress me out further than I already am, and three, we eat dinner rather early in the evening so the luxury of deciding once I'm home is not there.

I blogged while back about making a menu and how it helps my home run more smooth (smoothly?) as well as save money.

Something I (try) to do each Sunday evening, after making my weekly menu is pull all the meats out that we'll be using for the week. I can't begin to tell you how much TIME this saves!  You don't have to defrost the meat, and you don't put something on the menu for which you don't have the right type of meat.  It'd be just like me to schedule spaghetti then go to the freezer only to realize I have no hamburger meat!  HA!

I place the meats on a long baking sheet so if the juice leaks from the freezer paper, it doesn't get all over my fridge!

(this method also saves money because you aren't tempted to eat out since you know you have your meat ready to go)

If you have helpful weekly dinner planning methods--do tell!


  1. I have a weekly menu plan too. It makes life a little easier for me. Love reading your Money Monday series.


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