It’s Menu Planning Month at Kosher on a Budget.
Now, as you know, I am all about saving money through coupons and deals.
But if you only do the coupon/deal piece, you won’t be maximizing your savings.
You have to lay a good foundation for managing your home finances. And menu planning is one of the most important foundational stones.
Even if you NEVER clip a single coupon, menu planning will still save you a huge chunk of change – I’d estimate at least 20% – off your current grocery bill.
But I love menu planning for more than the undeniable money-saving benefits. Planning our meals in advance is also HUGE for Shalom Bayit (loosely translated as “peace in your home”.)
When I make a menu plan, 5 o’clock turns from the witching hour into the winning hour! No more stress, tension, snipping and whining. (Well, maybe there’s a tiny bit of whining still, but much less.)
This month, I will be sharing a number of posts about menu planning, to help those of you who aren’t quite on the menu planning bandwagon climb on aboard.
And if you’re already regularly planning your meals, you might find some new ways to tweak what you do, so that your day can run even more smoothly – and your family can save even more money.
I plan to cover the following topics:
- 4 Ways Menu Planning Saves Money
- How Long Should You Make Your Menu Plan – Weekly vs. Monthly
- Menu Planning for Lunch and Breakfast, Too
- How to Make a Menu Plan Based on the Sales
- Freezer Cooking and Menu Planning