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Monthly Rotation?

Monday, October 25, 2010

I was reading a review of a Spark Recipe and the reviewer said she liked the recipe so much, she was going to add it to her monthly rotation. I should have emailed her to ask her how to set up a monthly rotation of menus, but I didn't, and now I can't remember where I saw it. So -- does anyone here do anything like that?

As a retiree, I only get paid once a month, so it would be good if I could plan all my meals. I was thinking of starting out with something like this:

Breakfast
Sunday- Breakfast casserole
Monday- Cold cereal, fruit
Tuesday- Poached eggs, bacon,wheat toast
Wednesday-Hot cereal, toast
Thursday - Cold cereal, fruit
Friday- Yogurt, toast
Saturday- Hot cereal, toast

Lunch

Sunday- Salad
Monday- Soup & sandwich
Tuesday- Salad
Wednesday-Leftover
Thursday - Salad
Friday- Soup & fruit
Saturday - Salad


Sunday - Sunday dinner (day to try new recipe)
Monday - Leftover
Tuesday - Beef
Wednesday-Chicken
Thursday - Pork or Turkey
Friday - Frozen (pizza, lasagnia, etc.
Saturday - Pasta

What do you think? Any other suggestions? I have a weekly template (http://sparkpeople.com/resour
ce/printable_shopping.pdf) that is a big help. I'm going to have to do some research on different recipes for my categories.

One of my team members gave me a link to something I really like, so I'm going to pass that on to you too. It's been a big help to me especially with this goal of setting up a meal rotation. (http://www.FreshFromTheFreeze
r.com) This is the link to the sign-up page, and she will send you videos to show you how to freeze different types of vegetables, and also things like milk and cheese. It's pretty basic, but I've picked up some good ideas, and she suggests you use things in the home and not go out and buy expensive stuff. And she explains also the best way to thaw out foods too.
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