Shopping List For Our Family Menu Plan

menu plannerI have to firstly thank my very kind eldest sister who looked after my children (yes all 4!) from 10.30am Sunday until midday Monday. And she didn’t take it easy either and took them on a “awesome” day out at Moomba. Whilst she was looking after my children, I was able to attend a farewell party and I also had some extra time up my sleeve to be able to add my shopping list, as well as my menu plan for to this week’s Menu Plan Monday post.

I have previously mentioned that I have created a menu planning tool in Microsoft Access for myself, so that I can generate quickly and easily, menu plans for the family and the associated shopping list.

The attached excel file below contains three separate spreadsheets. The first is named “Complete Shopping List’ and it lists by supermarket aisle all the ingredients that are needed to cook the family meals for this week.

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The second spreadsheet is named “Ingredients By Meal’ and it lists the ingredients that are required for the each of the family meals this week. The meals I have included are deliberately easy and I have put the links to meals where I have previously posted the instructions.

The third spreadsheet is named “Menu Plan” and is a modified version of the menu plan which I print and place on the fridge. I have a notes section, that I like to populate with any activities that are likely to impact the evening meal routine.

This is what we have planned for this week:

Monday: Fried Rice

Tuesday: Left Overs

Wednesday: Pizza Margherita

Thursday: BBQ Sausages And Steamed Vegetables

Friday: Pasta With Chicken And Spinach

Saturday: Chicken Lasagna

Sunday: Chicken Schnitzel And Salad

If you use the shopping list, drop back and leave me a comment to let me know how you found it.

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