Menu Planning Tutorial Part 3: The Basic Methods

The Basic Methods

Today, we’ll go over the basic types of meal planning. If you are short on time and like to mix prepared foods with fresh foods, you can try short-cut cooking. In this example, you may pair a rotisserie chicken from the deli with a homemade side dish.

If you like to prepare your weekly meals at home, you may want to start planning your leftovers in order to create new meals out of yesterday’s dinner. For instance, that rotisserie chicken from yesterday can be picked apart and made into chicken pot pie, chicken quesadillas or chicken stew.

If you would like to get a month’s cooking out of the way in one weekend, you can try freezer cooking. In this method, you will cook a whole month’s worth of meals over one weekend and put them in the freezer. When you’re ready to cook them, you simply take them out of the freezer, thaw them out, and pop them in the oven.

Stay tuned for Part 4: Using Your Family Calendar.

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