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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Preparation for Menu Planning - Part 2

Over the past few weeks as I've been thinking about menu planning, I've done a bit of preparation for my resolution as well as the upcoming Christmas holiday. I might as well start menu planning now with company coming soon.

I've been:
  1. Cleaning out the refrigerator, freezer and pantry.

  2. Going through cookbooks.

  3. Purchasing a small spiral book to take notes in.
The notebook is a weekly school agenda book that is divided into sections. It is going to be my right hand when it comes to my menu planning. I'll share with you the notebook in a future post.
Are any of you interested in menu planning with me? I'm not trying to twist anyone's arm here, but if any of you have some interesting web sites, tips and tricks with menu planning, I hope you send them my way.

For now, how about a fun photo. Can you all say ratatouille?
The rat's name is Cinnamon and she belongs to my nieces who we saw over Thanksgiving. I don't know if you can tell by my expression, but I was saying through my smile, "GET IT OFF, GET IT OFF ME!!!" So what does my 12 year old son do? Tim takes the rat and drops it down my shirt! I was frozen. Do you know what little tiny rat claws feel like on your stomach? I was doing a little menu planning for some rat soup... I was!
Everyone had a great laugh.....except the mama.
Love and blessings,


Juliana said...

LOL...well, cinnamon is edible, so...
Love the picture!
I'd love to go along with you on the menu planning! I'll send you some pics of how I organize my freezers!

Naomi said...

oh my the rat! you look so calm, I would have to say if it was me, that rat would have been airborne, yikes.

hope the menu planning goes well, maybe Jeff would like to try it...hmmm

J.R. said...

LOL!! You totally made my day! I haven't laughed so hard in a long time!!

I've been menu planning for the last 20 years, I think. I raised three children on my own, and worked 2 jobs while going through undergraduate and graduate school. I had no choice but to plan menus, as I really didn't have the time or money to waste by going to the store every day. My kids liked it, too, because they could check the menu for the week and decide whether or not they needed to eat supper at a friend's house! ;) I did a lot of crock pot meals. In fact, I think I used mine so much that I had to buy a new one a couple times a year!

Julie, I am SOOOOO jealous of your organizational skills! If you lived closer, I think I would hire you as a consultant to organize my home and office!! :)

Paula said...

Tee hee! What a funny post! I always plan a menu when I have guests. I must use lists to stay on track and it helps me cook things in the right order. I also look at my menu to figure out how to set my table. I don't have any real tips but I do plan a menu and then a grocery list from the menu and then I make a list for each day of things to work on up to 4 or 5 days in advance so I am not so rushed at the end.

Flea said...

Oh you poor thing! I love pet mice, but not a big fan of rats. Sounds like they need a pet snake for Christmas. :)

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