Create Your Own Menu: Introduction
I have been meaning to write a post series for some time now on creating your own once a month cooking menus. Whereas, I am sure many of you love, love, love the Once A Month Mom menus (what’s not to love?), I am also certain there are many of you out there that would like to try your own hand at producing a menu. Or would like to incorporate your own family favorites into a menu.
Some of you may have already done that. Others of you are completely overwhelmed by that process. And still others are up for the challenge but aren’t sure where to start. That is where this series comes in!
Over the next five weeks I have written a series of posts that will walk you through the steps I take each month to create the Once A Month Mom menus. (On Wednesdays & Fridays). You will find step-by-step guides on selecting, producing, and cooking your own menus. My hope is that at the end of the series you feel like you have enough information and resources that you could tackle your own once-a-month cooking (OAMC) menu.
Now don’t panic, Once A Month Mom isn’t going anywhere! I’m not trying to wean you are anything. Just want you to not only be equipped to do your own if you would like, but also want to show you the time, effort and thought that goes into each months menus. (And why I *might* or *might not* get a little uptight when I get criticized). :)
I hope you enjoy the series. We begin tomorrow with Part 1. Here is what is in store the next few weeks:
Part 1 – Overview & Assessing Needs
Part 2 – Researching Sale Items
Part 3 – Planning Recipes
Part 4 – Finding Recipes
Part 5 – Selecting Recipes
Part 6 – Evaluating Quantity
Part 7 – Creating a Grocery List
Part 8 – Creating Instructions
Part 9 – Substitutions & Equivalents
Part 10 – Creating Labels
Part 11 – Bringing It All Together
**Hint, hint – I am also dreaming up a great contest for having readers create March’s Once A Month Mom menu. Study up on this series and stay tuned for more details coming soon.