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    SomersetPrincess
    Store cupboard/meal plan question
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    • 10th Aug 05, 11:51 AM
    Store cupboard/meal plan question 10th Aug 05 at 11:51 AM
    Morning all! Well, as there was footie galore on last night (zzzzzz) I did an inventory of the cupboards, fridge and freezer. I want to try and spend as little possible on food when I am paid on 15th so want to make the most. Are there any pre-done lists that I can download and add my own foods into? I am hoping to make meal plans too to stick on the doors - not allocating a mel for each day but listing the meals so I can cross them off when they are eaten!

    Does this sound sensible???
    Kirsty, Taunton, xxx
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  • MrsB
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    • 10th Aug 05, 11:55 AM
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    • 10th Aug 05, 11:55 AM
    Sounds fabulously sensible to me PF.

    There was a thread on here the other day about store cupboard ingredients, but think that was more about stocking in the basics. Still, might be worth a look. I'll see if I can find it for you - although very new to this linking malarky so bear with me!!
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    • By squeaky 10th Aug 05, 11:57 AM
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    • 10th Aug 05, 11:57 AM
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    • 10th Aug 05, 11:57 AM
    All sounds good to me. If you check the Cooking section of the MEGA Index you'll find some recipe sites listed at the bottom under "websites" On some of these you can put in some ingredients and they will offer meal suggestions.

    Alternatively you could join the recipe thread and use "search this thread" (in the top right area) - click on advanced search... and in the search box put two or three (or more) ingredients and it'll show you all our recipes that have one or more of those ingredients in.
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  • MrsB
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    • 10th Aug 05, 11:58 AM
    Does this work???
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    • 10th Aug 05, 11:58 AM
    Not sure if i've done this right!!

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=80228
    I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are Milton Berle
  • SomersetPrincess
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    • 10th Aug 05, 12:15 PM
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    • 10th Aug 05, 12:15 PM
    yay thanks guys!!!
    Kirsty, Taunton, xxx
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    • By squeaky 10th Aug 05, 12:19 PM
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    • 10th Aug 05, 12:19 PM
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    • 10th Aug 05, 12:19 PM
    Thank you too - you're my thousandth!!

    Just goes to show what a friendly lot you all are
    Hi, I'm a Board Guide on the Old Style and the Consumer Rights boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and can move and merge posts there. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. It is not part of my role to deal with reportable posts. Any views are mine and are not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.

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  • 16011996
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    • 10th Aug 05, 12:33 PM
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    • 10th Aug 05, 12:33 PM
    http://organizedhome.com/printable.html

    i use the menu planner here, i find its the best i've come across.

    Hope that helps,

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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 10th Aug 05, 12:42 PM
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    • 10th Aug 05, 12:42 PM
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    • 10th Aug 05, 12:42 PM
    What a great site! I like the six week Christmas countdown planner - Starts from October 23rd which would be a good time to give the non Christmas Thread readers a nudge!
    Hi, I'm a Board Guide on the Old Style and the Consumer Rights boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and can move and merge posts there. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. It is not part of my role to deal with reportable posts. Any views are mine and are not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.

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  • SomersetPrincess
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    • 10th Aug 05, 2:03 PM
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    • 10th Aug 05, 2:03 PM
    Oooo thanks guys! Use Organised Christmas and home a lot but never spotted the meal planner! Just done mine and seem to have about 30 main meals and plenty of side bits so all I need are a few bits - Tesco shopping looking like about 55 including booze and a few luxuries!!
    Kirsty, Taunton, xxx
  • moggins
    It's a brilliant site isn't it? I have my household notebook sat on the top of my desk with all my planners inside it. It's been a bit neglected lately as life has been up in the air with DH's sickness leave and change of job but now things are settling down again I shall be back to being truly organised soon.
    Organised people are just too lazy to look for things

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