Episode 97 Fall Dinner Game Plan
We just had an early cold snap in Kansas and it got me in the mood to organize. (This is a very rare occurrence and I try to capitalize on the moment.) As we transition from summer to fall it is a good time to tidy a few things in our meal plans and kitchen.
Take a look at your pantry and freezer. Are there items you purchased and then found out you don’t like them? Donate, share or toss those items. Every time you see them, they nag you and occupy brain space. Now is the time to get them out of your home. You can donate them or share with a friend. It is even okay to toss them.
Is there food you need to eat up before the weather changes for good? As we transition to fall, it is a good idea to think about “summer” foods and “fall” foods. Our family moves from grilling to meals in the oven or slow cooker. I have been known to grill in December but if you have summer foods, now is the time to eat them.
Pull out you Master Meal Planning Sheet. If you don’t have one, get your free copy here. Add any new recipes that worked well this summer and look at the recipes you haven’t made in a while. You may even want to break out a cookbook or two and talk with your family about things they want to try this fall. My sister in law did this last year with my cookbook. She went recipe by recipe and asked her kids which ones they were willing to try. Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner and From Freezer to Cooker both have lots of great ideas for family meals too.
Join me for a free live Fall Meal Plan training. It will be on Friday, September 18 at 10:00 AM Central in the Feed Your Family Tonight Facebook group. You can get the free printable worksheet packet here. You can also upgrade to a VIP pass. VIP participants will be live with me on the call and then will have additional time for Q&A. We will share ideas and get started on our Fall Meal Plan.
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Marie Fiebach is a married mother of four active kids. She helps busy families plan and execute weeknight dinner so they can recapture a little calm in the crazy. You can see her every week on KAKE TV’s Good Morning Kakeland or listen to the Feed Your Family Tonight Podcast.