- Every Saturday morning while the kids are watching some cartoons or playing a game a five day menu is put together for dinner meals. Five days is for five fresh dinners, one leftover dinner, and one weekend event which is left open as we usually grill with friends or visit a restaurant.
- Sunday is our big meal. The recipe is doubled so this meal acts as a leftover meal during the week.
- Based off the menu, a grocery list is made and coupons are researched through www.coupon.com. I only cut the coupons for what I was planning to buy.
- On our designated grocery shopping day, one of the adults grocery shops by themselves or with one of the kids to divide and conquer.
- Once the food is home, it is immediately packed up into portion sizes and either frozen or put in the refrigerator dependent on the menu.
- Every morning the meat or meatless frozen item is taken out of the freezer to be thawed and ready for use by dinner time.
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