Weekdays are busy. Saturdays are filled with children's sport. Today we are all choosing our own at-home recreation.
I should be cleaning my fridge. I don't do it anywhere near as much as I should. My fridge often has containers of leftovers, veggies and unrecognisable items that I have forgotten about for far too long. Ewww!
I figure there are two ways to stop this waste. One would be to go through my fridge a couple of times a week and make sure I use what's stored in there. The other would be to ensure I know what we will eat each day and only buy what we need.
I recently discovered an app perfect for my needs. It's a menu planning app called mealboard. I purchased the app for $5.99 and I'm loving using it. I can choose to upload recipes from the internet or I can type in my tried and true everyday meals. I then enter the number of servings each time I add a recipe to my weekly menu plan so, when cooking a double batch, I just increase the servings. Easy peasy! Once cooked, I have a spare meal for the freezer.
I'm so much more organised with my food now. Each week I create a menu plan by clicking on a meal for each night, including any larger batch meals for freezing for a rainy day. From that, the app creates my shopping list from the ingredients. I can also add other items that I need to buy to the shopping list.
So now my cooking and my shopping are much more organised and I'm finding we are spending less. I buy exactly the right amount of food for the week and each morning I check the app to see what we are having for dinner. It helps me plan my day and my time if I know what I’m cooking that night. I only choose four or five meals for the week because we often have a night on which we eat leftovers or the kids sometimes have sausages at the club on training night.
So what have we chosen to do instead of cleaning the fridge today?
|Wrapping a present for a party.|
|Googling football videos.|
|Playing with nephews.|
|Last minute homework.|
I hope you're enjoying this lovely cool Sunday.