We leave Friday morning for Mildura to attend a family wedding, so I escape cooking for a few nights which will be fun! It will hopefully give me a little more time to work on my menu planner as well.
As discussed before, I have created my own Microsoft Access Database meal planner from which I export the attached spreadsheets below. I am now trying to get it in order so as to share it on the blog. It will take some time, but I am hopefully that I will be able to get it up and running in the next couple of months.
This is our family menu plan for our short week:
Monday: Tuna Rice (Recipe Attached)
Baking: Chocolate Balls (Recipe Attached)
Tuesday: Creamy Tomato and Chicken Stew
Wednesday: Beef Stir Fry
Thursday: Pasta Carbonara
Again, I have included the shopping list for this week’s menu plan as an excel file. The below paragraphs explain what is in the attached excel file below.
Menu Plan Shopping List 080428
It contains three separate spreadsheets. The first is named “Complete Grocery’ and it lists by supermarket aisle all the ingredients that are needed to cook the family meals for this week.
The second spreadsheet is named “Ingredient By Meal’ and it lists the ingredients that are required for the family by each individual meal this week. I have also left on the aisle and aisle subsection in this spreadsheet for reference, but if you want to print that out you will need to alter the print area.
The third spreadsheet is named “Menu Plan” and is a modified version of the menu plan that 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.
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For more menu planning ideas head on over to Laura’s place at “I’m an Organizing Junkie“.