cooking and baking from scratch for just over a year now and have developed a good skill set and lots of great recipes to go from now what? I still struggle with having the ingredients I need on hand, or am left with a great supper but no snacks or goodies in the cookie jars and no ideas for lunches that need to be prepared for the next day. Last night I wanted chicken soup but would have to make some from scratch as I don't buy the convenience mix anymore. Something has got to give.
Solution - I need to begin meal planning. I've known this for a while now but still can't bring myself around to doing it. I participated in the Eat-From-The-Pantry-Challenge at Life As Mom in January and LOVED it. It got me outta my seat to inventory everything in the deep freeze and to find matching recipes to go with it all and to put it into one folder - perfect! I need a more permanent solution though and need advice.
chicken pot pie, more chicken broth, and more. I would also like to get my spice mixes in order and have them ready when I need them such as homemade turkey sausage, meatloaf mix, etc. Oh dear, I'm feeling overwhelmed.
Please share with me how you do your meal planning. You can include links and any tips you like as I need all the help I can get.
Have a great day :)