On my walk today I saw a sight that seemed a little odd for January...These pretty fellas!
Right now I'm in the process of meal planning. The first day of the month I make up a menu of meals for the entire month. I write down all the needed ingredients, and then go to the grocery store and fill my buggy! Things that can be frozen, I freeze until I need. Fresh items that cannot be frozen, I use in the first week of meals. (That normally means that the first week of meals are the best.) This method has been working for me for about 4 months now, and has saved us money. It keeps me from going by the store (which I hate doing) several times a week "just to grab what I need" which then results in me buying a bunch of other impulse buys. Plus, I don't have to go home each night and try to figure out something to cook. I just consult my list, and have the items all available. A lot of the meals are crockpot meals too, which I can start while home for lunch. Anybody else do meal planning?