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SSDreamin said:
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When I first started, I printed out a list similar to this one. DH and I went over it, line by line, crossing out things we definitely wouldn't eat, adding things we eat that weren't on it :p By the time we were done, it was a scribbled over mess :lol: DH (being the anal numbers man that I love) had me write out two sets of 'standard' menus - one for cold weather and one for warm weather. I also had to calculate how many times on average I made each listed meal (there are some things, like pizza and tacos, the guys insist on having once a week, spring, summer, fall and winter :p ). He then got to work figuring out how much of each ingredient was used per year (hey, he thought it was fun :rolleyes: ). That is now our master list. I base how much of what I grow in the garden/buy in bulk based on that list. It took him 2 days ( and drove me nuts, because HE doesn't cook, so he pestered me for the amounts on EVERYTHING :barnie ) but it makes everything so much easier now! I am not a slave to the list - I buy things on sale that aren't on it and so does he. We have a small 'core' of items that aren't on the list, for back up ( powdered eggs, just in case, powdered milk in case we are snowed in or - once our cow starts producing - for her dry times, etc. ) Our way isn't for everybody (unless somebody in the family is REALLY into lists and numbers :lol: ) but has made the process effortless for me.
I have to agree that, if your family eats everything on that list, and you need the structure of a list to follow, go for it. Remember too, that lists are usually made to be nutritionally balanced. For example, if you hate soy beans(I chose those because they are on that list and I do hate them :sick ), and take them off the list, their replacement should provide the same amount of nutrition.
Would you care to share YOUR list with us all? :D
I will see if I can pull out the 'cleaned up' version, see if I can get it scanned into my puter, then upload it - which means I make no promises! :p
That would be WONDERFUL! :D
 

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Blaundee said:
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Would you care to share YOUR list with us all? :D
I will see if I can pull out the 'cleaned up' version, see if I can get it scanned into my puter, then upload it - which means I make no promises! :p
That would be WONDERFUL! :D
Please note ETA on previous post ;)
 

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I will see if I can pull out the 'cleaned up' version, see if I can get it scanned into my puter, then upload it - which means I make no promises! :p
That would be WONDERFUL! :D
Please note ETA on previous post ;)
How many people does that feed breakfast to for a month?
 

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Blaundee said:
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That would be WONDERFUL! :D
Please note ETA on previous post ;)
How many people does that feed breakfast to for a month?
Three people :hide As a quick example, DH eats 12 pancakes per sitting, DS eats 10-12, and I eat 3-4. My guys can pack it away :lol:
 

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Please note ETA on previous post ;)
How many people does that feed breakfast to for a month?
Three people :hide As a quick example, DH eats 12 pancakes per sitting, DS eats 10-12, and I eat 3-4. My guys can pack it away :lol:
Thanks :) My hubby & brother are big eaters, too.
 

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Daaaaaaaaaaang that's a lotta pancakes :ep I can't say much DH had 5 pork chops for dinner the other night :rolleyes:
 

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Daaaaaaaaaaang that's a lotta pancakes :ep I can't say much DH had 5 pork chops for dinner the other night :rolleyes:
Bad part is, if I eat 4 pancakes at breakfast, I don't want lunch and eat light at dinner - my guys wolf down breakfast, have lunch, and STILL eat a lot at dinner :p Even worse, DH still weighs the same as he did when we got married- never gains an ounce! :barnie
Pork chops :drool My 2nd favorite meat! (Bacon is #1 in my heart, and tummy :D )
 

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I can't talk, I'm a big eater too, just not as big as Hubby & Bro- probably because I'm smaller than them.... but I love to cook and am good at it, and I love to eat my cooking! LOL Thankfully, I have a LOT of chores and burn it off! lol
 
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