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Good Idea or Crazy? Mom Plans Meal Schedule for a Year

submitted on January 22, 2010 by mooncow728 in "Member's Lounge"
Watch the video here http://news.yahoo.com/video/he.....r-17742503 then tell me what you think. My opinion is this is crazy. There's no way that I could decide that long in advance because it would take the fun out of food. I guess it would save money. So what do you think?
     

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    Posted by midget on January 22, 2010
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    I saw that on the news yesterday and thought that's just nuts. I can see planning your meals out weekly, monthly and maybe even 2-3 months in advance. (something I've never done)
    But to do it a year in advance is somewhat of a joke imo.

    They said she saves more money this way but I'm not exactly sure about this since stores change sales every week, new coupons come out all the time and what she purchased for maybe $2.00 when planning that meal last year could now be free this month with a sale/coupon combined.

    Also I don't see much of a variety in a meal plan that lasts for a year. If she was buying what was on sale at only one point than she's missing out on a lot of future deals.
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    • mcgirl4
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      Posted by mcgirl4 on January 22, 2010
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      Very valid points.... I could see it being useful to plan a week's worth just from what's on sale that week at the store. That seems more legit to save money.
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    Posted by HouTex on January 22, 2010
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    We enjoy the spontaneity of deciding what we'd like to eat, and would never give that up. We save money by including sales and coupons in our decisions, but making those choices more often is part of the fun! Of course, there are certain staples that we keep on hand all the time, and we buy those in quantity only when they're on sale. But I'll bet we can outsave her with our method! We just make menus based on the sales du jour, and really enjoy the variety and seasonal availability.
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      Posted by mooncow728 on January 22, 2010
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      EXACTLY! That's what I was thinking when I was watching it. What if it's chicken night all week and you just had food poisioning last week from chicken? Are you going to want to eat it then? Then oh no my menu for the year is ruined!!! The world is going to crumble! LOL Sorry I had to let a bit of my smart a** out too. Mr Green
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    • busant20
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      Posted by busant20 on January 22, 2010
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      LOL LOL LOL LOL
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      Posted by busant20 on January 22, 2010
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      very funny, mooncow728 Big Grin Big Grin

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