Like Mom Used To Make

Thinking about meal planning and getting your “shtuff” together, when it comes to getting dinner made I want to show you how I keep things running.

I have this great little magnetic board on the side of my fridge that my sister- in- law Kristy gave me years ago. I keep this on the side of the fridge that doesn’t face anything but a cupboard and I fill it with my recipe cards of the dinners I will make within my two week time period.

That way, all I have to do is go get it and not root through my recipe box or a cook book.

I do love cookbooks but I don’t refer to them as much as the average person when looking for a specific recipe. Why? Because I don’t have the time and patience to stand there and leaf through a book when I have two hungry kids waiting. So I have a system where when I get a cookbook (I rent from the library), write the recipes down on my index cards and put them in my recipe box for the next time I am looking for dinners.

Then when I make my list every two weeks for the grocery store, I go into the recipe box and make my list according to what I will be making for dinner from my ideas in my magical recipe box. Easy, right? Now I may not be making gourmet meals each week but I have two kids and one very picky hubby so when it comes to food, it needs to be good, simple, and cheap.