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Meal Planning: Making the Mundane Work for You
Posted By Jessica Fisher On December 14, 2009 @ 12:48 am In Guest Posts,Meal Planning | 2 Comments
Busting out of the same old, same old this week. I’m featuring someone else’s meal plan! Amy from The Finer Things in Life  has graciously provided me with her meal plan for the week as well as some tips for you. It’s so nice to get a perspective other than mine, is it not?
If you’re dying to know what the FishFam is eating, hop over to Amy’s place  today.
Often the most mundane of homemaking routines are exactly what keeps the household running smoothly. Menu planning is one of those not-so-glamorous tasks that saves my sanity and prevents poor food choices for my family.
When planning our weekly meals, I try to organize around the following whats:
Because I generally have a freezer full of locally-raised beef  and chicken, protein isn’t an issue. Protein variety, however… that one can get me. We eat a lot of beef!
Although we have a bargain-priced stockpile for emergencies (read: crazy mornings!), I’m not a big fan of cereal . A hot breakfast fills and nourishes us best, so morning meal plans usually revolve around eggs (scrambled or fried) with toast or muffins, lazy granola , pancakes  or waffles  with homemade syrup , or hot oatmeal with raisins.
Lunch is also a weekly rotation of leftovers, quesadillas, or sandwiches (peanut butter and honey or grilled cheese) with fresh fruit and carrot sticks.
Here’s the supper plan for this week:
Do you have any whats that you plan your meals around? What works for you?
Don’t miss the weekly menu round-up over at OrgJunkie! 
– Amy is a tiny-town coach’s wife and former teacher-turned-mother of three littles. At The Finer Things in Life  she writes about embracing the extraordinary in every day.
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 beef: http://amysfinerthings.com/wholey-cow
 cereal: http://www.naturallyknockedup.com/2009/11/27/what-is-cereal-good-for/
 lazy granola: http://amysfinerthings.com/crystals-lazy-granola
 pancakes: http://amysfinerthings.com/strawberry-topping
 waffles: http://amysfinerthings.com/menu-plan-monday-family-favorites
 homemade syrup: http://amysfinerthings.com/homemade-maple-flavored-pancake-syrup
 taco soup: http://amysfinerthings.com/souptacular-crockpotalooza
 cinnamon rolls: http://amysfinerthings.com/moms-cinnamon-rolls
 turkey tetrazinni,: http://thehappyhousewife.com/menu-plan-monday-week-of-august-25/
 loaded tostadas: http://amysfinerthings.com/loaded-tostadas
 chicken pot pie soup: http://stolenmomentscooking.com/chicken-pot-pie-soup/
 snack bag: http://amysfinerthings.com/concession-stand-alternatives
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 The Finer Things in Life: http://amysfinerthings.com/
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