Monday, March 5, 2012

Menu Planning {via Pinterest}

I am just going to assume that you all know what Pinterest is by now, right?  I mean all the cool kids are using it!!   I was so so so excited that as a blogger I no longer needed to bookmark everything I ever wanted to remember! 

Genius I tell you....

Ok back to the point.... Pinterest is full of amazing recipes, not to mention the very tempting photos!

I Find myself pinning more and more recipes each day.... its like they wont go away.  So I am using it to my advantage.  I am a HUGE meal planner.  I would not be able to function without a meal plan system in my home!  So why not just use Pinterest?  No need to pull out cookbooks, or try to remember where a certain recipe came from.

I simply pin any and all recipes i find to my "recipe" board.  Then every Sunday morning I create a new "Menu Board" for that week.  I label it something like "Menu Plan 3/4")  Once I have picked out 5 meals (I allow for 2 skip days) I start making my grocery shopping lists and fill out my menu plans in my home organizer.  After I get all of my shopping done, I head home and place all non-perishable items into their specific meal bins.  It is so nice to just grab the tote for that day, and not have to worry whether or not you have everything you need.

Source: via Kris on Pinterest

I mean let's be honest here... we are on pinterest everyday right?   So while I am on there I just start pinning anything that looks good and I want to try.  It saves me so much time rather than flipping through cookbooks.

If I try a recipe and I dont like it... easy, delete the pin!  I love it!!

So now I want to share with you a few of my favorite PINspired recipes!  Enjoy!  we did!!  Hey and while your at it, why not come and follow me on Pinterest too!  Pretty please?


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