Category Archives: Meal planning

Meal planning Part 3; Freezing

My freezer became more and more empty. I still used it for my bread and some basic items, but I wanted to make a better use of the space I had left. After canning and drying I found that there were still a few things that could help me.  Continue reading


Meal planning Part 2; Drying

After my initial canning obsession, I started to look into drying my produce. Just because I didn’t like the taste of some foods canned and all the space they take up. Mushrooms are the best example. They just came out ruined in my opinion. Another thing I found, is that not all vegetables and fruits hold up that good with canning. Sometimes I like my vegetables still to be crisp, in soup for instance. Don’t get me wrong, I have canned soups on hand; pumpkin, tomato, beef… The thing I started doing different is that when I need to make soup for more then two (just us) I  now use my dried vegetables. I cook the broth with the vegetables and then add the canned chicken meat or tomato soup. This does not only insure we don’t always eat the same soups, it’s less expensive and way more time-efficient! Continue reading

Meal planning Part 1; Canning

My meal planning adventures started with canning. It was a huge deal for me, because I had the opportunity to buy everything at once, thanks to a pretty big bonus at work. The possibility to make some recipes in bulk and being able to just put them in the pantry. In stead of having to put them all in the freezer. Saving money on my electricity bill. I had only one small freezer and for the most I used it for bread and meats. I just didn’t have the space to store anything more in bulk. I went online for my search and found the items I needed. Here’s the list of what I bought;

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Meal planning, how and why should you start?

Today, more and more people want to focus more on healthy eating habits and of course save a bit of money on those expensive groceries.

I have done meal planning for a couple of years now, finetuning almost every month. And I can finally say I have found the way that works for best for me. Most of my friends tend to be impressed when I tell them how I do what I do, thinking it takes up so much of my time and it’s not worth it to them. And that’s where they are wrong. In fact, it saves me so much time, I mostly get dinner cooking in less then a few minutes. And when at the last moment a friend comes over, I don’t have any problem with it, because I always have plenty on hand. It doesn’t take me that more effort to wip something up. Continue reading