Monday, February 7, 2011

Menu Planning Tips!

 Sometimes I live in Survival Mode.  This week has been one of those weeks...

Over the past week and a half or so, North Texas has had some crazy weather!  We've had about 8 inches of snow and record low temperatures!  Here at the Good Old Days Farm we've been splitting wood and struggling with freezing pipes, pipes that spring leaks as they thaw out, a flooded field (from an underground pipe that burst) and finally our washing machine broke.  Our littlest farmhand wears cloth diapers, so we really need our washing machine!  Yay that Papa the Farmer was able to fix it all!  Today, the sun is shining (for now... more bad weather on the way!), things are fixed and I took a little time to go visit my friend Kelly at

Today we're talking about meal planning!  Sometimes I feel so much like that lady in this picture!  Around here, meal planning is a chore!  We are all vegan vegetarian and some of our family members have gluten sensitivities and nut allergies.  It can be a challenge to think up meal ideas that everyone can eat!  Planning my menus in advance has cut way back on the amount of time I spend standing in front of my pantry wondering, "What can we have for dinner tonight?" 

Menu Planning is smart for everyone... not just for mommies that have to deal with food allergies.  Why should busy people plan their meals?  How do you get started?  There are some great links to free menu planning forms and some nutritional hints that you might not have thought about.  So, won't you come visiting with me?

(Note:  Thank you to Kelly Lester from for today's great picture!  And thank you for the opportunity to guest blog on your site!  I always enjoy interacting with your readers!)

1 comment:

  1. The pleasure is all MINE, Alina Joy! Thanks for your fabulous post!