Meal planning has not only saved us money and helped us to eat much more healthy food, but it has saved so much stress. When you know what you’re going to have for dinner, you don’t get that sinking feeling at 5 PM each day wondering what you’ll come up with. Plus, your shopping will be streamlined and your family will quit bugging you with questions about what’s for dinner. Jami shares her easiest menu planning tips and lots of free resources to get you started. Then we both talk about the one supply every home remodeler needs: some current audiobooks we’re listening to while working on the farmhouse.
Simple Homemade Life Video
SHL Audio (Podcast)
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In The Kitchen
I’m always happy to talk about menu planning because it made such a difference in my life and creating affordable, healthy dinners for my family.
Here are the links to everything I talked about in this episode, including where to find more on the 5 easy steps to doing meal planning so it sticks:
- Easy DIY Canvas Chalkboard Menu
- 5 Steps to Easy Menu Planning + Tips & Monthly Seasonal Menus
- Free Printable Monthly Calendar (this will be updated soon for 2021)
- The Flexible Planner – Choose the PDF Printable OR Coil Bound Printed!
- 17 Healthy Pantry Staples For Quick Meals + 55 Recipes & Healthy Pantry Printable!
- Seasonal Dinner Menus eBook
- 23 Quick & Easy Rotisserie Cooked Chicken Recipes (+ Printable 5-Day Menu Plan!)
In The Farmhouse
That’s a sneak peek of our main bath floor tile in the farmhouse!!
We talked about something we don’t hear a lot with remodeling – what do you listen to for all those hours you’re working?
If we’re needing to talk (like tiling the shower wall – LOTS of talking needed there), it’s 80’s music. But when we’re on our own, we’ve been really into audiobooks.
Here are a few that Brian mentioned he’s enjoyed:
- 1984, George Orwell
- The Bourne Identity, Robert Ludlum
- The Andromeda Strain, Michael Crichton
- The Code of the Woosters, PG Wodehouse
- Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens
And I’ll link to the reviews of three that I mentioned that you can find in The Good Things Lists where they were featured (scroll down to the books section):
In the next episode I’ll be sharing some tips to preserve all that end of season produce AND we’ll have a farmhouse remodel update.
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