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Create Your Own Menu - Once A Month Meals

The NEW, Improved Create Your Own Menu Series

On March 30, 2014 by Robin Z

How exactly do you create your own menu for freezer cooking? This updated series will walk you through the steps using OAMM resources or just pen and paper.

Create Your Own Menu - Once A Month Meals

Create Your Own Menu (Part 11): Bringing It All Together

On February 26, 2010 by Robin Z

As you can see from all the previous week’s postings, there is a lot involved with putting together a great Once A Month Meals menu. However, it is feasible to do your own menu. You can make it as simple…

Create Your Own Menu - Once A Month Meals

Create Your Own Menu (Part 10): Creating Labels

On February 19, 2010 by Robin Z

This step in your menu planning process is actually not necessary but super convenient when it comes time to preparing your meals on the day you will serve them. It is the easiest of all of the steps that we…

Create Your Own Menu - Once A Month Meals

Create Your Own Menu (Part 9): Substitutions & Equivalents

On February 12, 2010 by Robin Z

Figuring out substitutions and equivalents is most important when creating the grocery list and when creating the instructions. There are a few resources (see list below) that I use regularly to figure out the equivalents that I am looking to…

Create Your Own Menu - Once A Month Meals

Create Your Own Menu (Part 8): Creating Instructions

On February 3, 2010 by Robin Z

This is actually one of the more difficult tasks in the process. This step alone is why many choose to not make their own once a month cooking (oamc) menus. It is hard to explain too. But I am going…

Create Your Own Menu - Once A Month Meals

Create Your Own Menu (Part 7): Creating a Grocery List

On January 29, 2010 by Robin Z

Now to the fun part! Remember when you said to your parents in high school, “What am I ever going to use MATH for in the future? I’ve got a calculator.” Well here is where life proves you wrong! If…

Create Your Own Menu - Once A Month Meals

Create Your Own Menu (Part 6): Evaluating Quantity

On January 27, 2010 by Robin Z

We have finally picked all of the recipes for the cooking day at this point. Whew, that feels good! Now it is time to figure how much of each we need to make to fulfill our meal goals for the…

Create Your Own Menu - Once A Month Meals

Create Your Own Recipe (Part 5): Selecting Recipes

On January 22, 2010 by Robin Z

After you have found a slew of recipes that you want to use, you then have to make a final selection. After all, you may find 6 breakfast recipes that fit the criteria and look good but you only have…

Create Your Own Menu - Once A Month Meals

Create Your Own Menu (Part 4): Find Specific Recipes

On January 20, 2010 by Robin Z

Having assessed our needs, researched sale items and planned the types of recipes that we are going to prepare on our freezer cooking day; we are FINALLY ready to start choosing recipes! Finding Recipes 1. Where to Look Family Favorites…

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Create Your Own Menu (Part 3): Plan Recipe Types

On January 15, 2010 by Kelly

So far we have had the opportunity to determine how much your family is going to need for a given month and where you find what items are going to be on sale. Now we are on to planning your…

Create Your Own Menu - Once A Month Meals

Create Your Own Menu (Part 2): Research Sale Items

On January 13, 2010 by Robin Z

If you are trying to choose from among all of your family recipes or the recipes that are out there all over the blogosphere and want to narrow them down, a good place to start is to find out what…

Create Your Own Menu - Once A Month Meals

Create Your Own Menu (Part 1): Assess Your Needs

On January 8, 2010 by Kelly

Yesterday I introduced a new series “Create Your Own Menu” to help all of you understand the menu creation process and potentially do it on your own if you so desire. I hope that you will enjoy this series and…

Create Your Own Menu - Once A Month Meals

Create Your Own Menu: Introduction

On January 6, 2010 by Kelly

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 Meals menus (what’s not to…

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