FRUGAL LIV­ING TIP OF THE WEEK

Makea­month­ly­menu­to­plan­meals

The Covington News - - The second front -

You know the sceneyou’re in the car on the way home. It’s the mid­dle of the week, 6 p.m. on a school night. You have to do home­work, baths and chores when you get home, but, oh, wait! What’s for sup­per?!

How of­ten has this hap­pened to you, friends? You have no idea what’s in the pantry or the freezer and no idea what you need for what­ever you can make in 10 min­utes or less, right? Hav­ing a monthly menu plan will keep you on track and out of the drive thru. Monthly menu plan­ning may seem like a huge un­der­tak­ing at first, but this saves my fam­ily so much money and time. Plus, it’s pretty sim­ple to do — es­pe­cially if you are stock­ing up on things from those coupons plus sales.

With a planned menu, you have ev­ery­thing you need for a bunch of dif- fer­ent meals al­ready on hand. You aren’t or­der­ing out, pop­ping con­ve­nience food in the mi­crowave, or run­ning by the store again, be­cause you don’t know what to make for sup­per.

Learn more about menu plan­ning at www.One­Fab­u­lous­Mama.com.

Mama Bee writes a daily blog about frugal liv­ing. You can email her at mam­abee@one­fab­u­lous­mama.com.

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