Okay, here goes my first attempt at Works For Me Wednesday (WFMW)! As many moms are starting to do more and more, we plan out our meals for a month (some plan for a week or two) and then make one HUGE shopping trip. I started this back when Bran and I first got married, and I highly recommend it. One tool that I have recently found that I now use all the time is the Allrecipes.com menu planner! It’s a nifty little tool that allows you to take recipes that you have found from other users and put into your Recipe Box and recipes that you have added to a day-to-day menu. Then when you are done planning you can print out the weeks to hang on the fridge AND auto-populated shopping list. That is my favorite part! I print off the shopping list, compare it to what I have in the house, make adjustments and add other items I may need or that are on sale and then print of a new one! So user-friendly, I can’t remember how I planned the shopping list without it.
One con however is that you do have to have a paid membership with Allrecipes to access this feature.
$9.95 for 6 months, $1.65 per month.
$17.50 for 1 year, $1.50 per month.
$22.95 for 2 years, $1.00 per month.
I know this isn’t for everyone, but with work and keeping up with the house, saving time with this nifty tool is totally worth the price to me!
**I was NOT paid in any way to write this post. I just really like the convience of this tool.**