I just spent a couple of hours scouring the web for advice on feeding my family healthy foods (planning, shopping, and cooking), and also on couponing.
I feel like I’m exactly where I started!
First of all, there is far too much information out there! I want it simplified!
I’m okay with doing a lot of startup work, but then I want my weekly/daily work to be quick and easy.
So I guess I need to come up with some kind of binder of recipes (maybe 10 breakfasts, 25 dinners, and a list of lunch options) so I can get comfortable and familiar with that many meals, and then I can add new recipes to it every once in awhile when we need something new. I have no problem with having a set of regular meals that are good, healthy, and quick(ish) to make, because I’m just not that interested in food and cooking, but I do want my family to be healthy and well-fed. Maybe I can also make several copies of the ingredients needed for each meal, so when I plan the week’s meals, I can just pull out the slips of ingredients that I need, and then I have my grocery list!
As for couponing…well maybe I should start with one thing at a time. But really, I do all of my grocery shopping at Walmart, so that simplifies it for me quite a bit. The only other store nearby is Safeway, so it wouldn’t be that hard to get a Sunday paper each week and start collecting coupons for those two places.
Okay, just had to “talk” that out for myself! Any thoughts/advice?! What’s a good recipe that I can include in my repertoire?