Every family has their favorite meals to eat. These favorites can vary for various reasons. Some of reasons may be regional, family tradition, and personal needs.
* Regional – If your family lives on the Northeast Atlantic shore, perhaps Lobster Bisque is a family favorite. Maybe a Cheese Beefsteak sandwich is your cup of tea in Philadelphia. Tex Mex Chili just might be called for in San Antonia. Whatever the region, you are going to want to include those regional favorites into your meal planning.
* Family Traditions – My maternal grandmother was Norwegian. Many of the recipes that she taught my Mother where traditional foods from the Bergen, Norway area. They are very popular meals in our home. Everyone has those family recipes that have been passed down for generations.
* Personal Needs – There are often personal needs that need to be taken into consideration when planning meals. Food allergies are an excellent example of personal needs. If someone in your family is allergic to milk, you are going to have to plan for lactose free alternative for this person. There may one family member that can not tolerate the taste of liver and onions. (Myself included) Plan accordingly so the rest of the family that loves liver and onions doesn’t have to suffer?
With these things taken into consideration, here is your challenge for today:
Make a list of your 14 to 21 favorite meals. Use pretty paper and your very best handwriting. If you are able, laminate this list and put it on your refrigerater.
According to Ultimatebundle.com, “The beauty of turning it into a list is that when you sit down to plan, you don’t have to wrack your brain thinking “Now what do we like to eat??”. You glance at your list and start slotting things into your plan. Bada bing, bada boom.”
(BTW, Ultimatebundle.com has a bootcamp on meal planning that totally rocks!)
On Friday, we will start the meal planning process!! You do not want to miss this one.
One of the major parts of an effective meal planning program is proper grocery shopping habits. The goal of of meal planning is to save money, time, and to provide healthy meals to your family. One way to start at accomplishing theses goals is to determine what food and supplies your currently have in your pantry.…
Your challange for today is to clean out and inventory your pantry, fridge and freezer. Throw away any food that is too old to be eaten. Put away the guilt for having wasted this food. If you follow your plan, this is the last time you will have to do this!
As you clean, inventory the items that you have. Make a comprehensive list of all food, spices, and food storage supplies. Include how much of each item is in the container. For example, Under Spices Heading, I would write Nutmeg: 1/4 container.
When you are all finished with the list, attach it to your refrigerator. You will use this when you are grocery shop in the future.
On, Tuesday, we will consider what you family likes to eat.
Anna Pearl ~
Welcome to Anna Pearl’s Homestead! Our family owns a small cattle/sheep operation in Southwest Wyoming. We raise Red Angus Cows and Columbia Sheep. We have been living the homesteading/ranching lifestyle for all of our lives. From lambing and calving to cleaning out the chicken coop, we have done it. We’ve canned wild meat and fished for wild trout. Building a fence or fixing a tractor is everyday work for us. On top of all that, we both hold down full time jobs outside of the homestead.
I am Anna Pearl’s Granddaughter. She was a beautiful Norwegian woman, who has inspired me every day of my life. In an effort to keep her alive in my mind and to the world, I have taken on her name as my pen name. Hence the name of the blog, hence the name of my business, https://www.facebook.com/annapearlskitchen.
My husband has lived on the ranch for his whole life. He is a carpenter by trade. However, as his career has progressed, he has moved into management of several of our local county facilities. For the sake of identification in this blog, we shall call him The Rancher. He doesn’t like to write much. He doesn’t like to have his picture taken. He really doesn’t like that I write about him or put his picture the blog. I do it anyway.
Welcome to our readers from AnnaPearlsAttic.BlogSpot.com. We hope you will follow us on our new blog. We will be continuing the Fence Post with a View Series that was so popular on our former blog. Lots of new features are in store.
We look forward to getting to know you!
Anna Pearl ~