Some moms like to plan their menus from scratch, others want it all laid out for them, while many fall somewhere in between. Whatever your preference, the helpful resources below will give you ideas and tips for making the most of your time and money. A well-crafted dinner menu plan, especially one that takes into account the Secrets of a Busy Cook, can help you cut hours off of your prep time each month and save you hundreds of dollars every year.
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Add Salt & Serve Meal Plans
They’re back! After a long hiatus, Add Salt & Serve is once again publishing free weekly dinner menu plans. Each week we publish a menu for five nights based on the Secrets of a Busy Cook. You can subscribe to be notified when new menus are posted by email below and by browser notification. [Read More…]
A time- and money-saving menu based on the Secrets of a Busy Cook, the Busy Mom Menu also includes our exclusive healthy Meal Makeovers, nutritional data and units, and the recipes and grocery list will be included in the emailed PDF file so you do not have to visit the website each week. [Read More…]
Trying to feed a family on a tight budget? Our Frugal Mom Menu can help you save hundreds of dollars each year by helping you to cut your grocery bill while still creating delicious meals. Each meal will include a cost analysis, and the recipes and grocery list will be included in the emailed PDF file. [Read More…]
Living Gluten-free Casein-free is a comprehensive resource that will help you in your quest to live gluten-free. Perfect for individuals who are either gluten-free or gluten-free/casein-free, Living Gluten-free Casein-free contains valuable resources to help you succeed with your new gluten-free lifestyle. Living Gluten-free Casein-free is the only GFCF menu plan written by a practicing nurse practitioner. [Read More…]
Learn how to plan your own menus with our free Menu Planning eBook. This resource will teach you how to plan menus that can save you hours of time and hundreds of dollars by using the Secrets of a Busy Cook. [Read More…]
Menu Planning Articles
Busy homemakers can find managing the kitchen, meal planning, and meal preparations a large challenge. The trend towards fast foods and convenience foods is common today as a solution to deal with this challenge. I walk into a nearby grocery store and find the deli loaded with “old-fashioned” goodies like roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, apple pies and any other item one could want for making meal time a breeze. This could seem like an answer to prayer! I am not so convinced that these types of helps for the homemaker are answers to prayers. The food is loaded with bad fats, ... [Read More...]
It’s been at least six years since I balanced working outside the home almost full-time and having two kids. Friends were always amazed that I managed homemade meals on the table each night. Becoming a stay home mom with three kids made meal planning a bit easier because I was home, BUT several of the lessons I learned as a work outside the home mom still apply. I’ll give you a sample menu for one week to show how I would pull all these easy lessons together. [Read More...]
The Add Salt & Serve Planner is a comprehensive organizer for appointments and family menu planning. Each month has a Month View Calendar page which can be used with detailed Weekly Planner pages. Opposite each Weekly Planner page is a Menu Planner page with grocery list for the week. The pages are all designed to fit in a standard 8 1/2 x 11 three-ring binder; they can also be spiral bound at your local copy shop. [Read More...]
We would love for you to try our menu plans, so we are giving away samples of both the Busy Mom Menu and the Frugal Mom Menu. Give them a try and let us know what you think! Get the Sample Busy Mom Menu » Get the Sample Frugal Mom Menu » [Read More...]
With the Busy Mom Menu, just… Print. Shop. Cook. The menus…
- Include well-planned dinner menus for 5 nights
- Feature tried and true recipes with grocery lists
- Feature full color photos
- Take advantage of stocking your pantry, planned leftovers, and cooking for the freezer
- And cost about half the price of a fancy coffee each week!