Are your meals scheduled?

humblepie humblepie
I know several people who have pre-planned meals by day of the week (for example, taco Tuesday, meatloaf Wednesday, pizza Friday, etc). Some only have one or two days pre-planned, but some have their whole weeks arranged like this, and they only divert from their plans for special occasions like birthdays or holidays. What are your experiences with this? Did you look forward to pizza Friday as a kid, or have your meals always varied from week to week?
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My meals for the entire week are planned out, and I use the same schedule every week
Kissaki
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Only 1-2 days of my week are planned out
humblepie , Deeder , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , ghalik , freud13 , SilverMinxxx , meitman , PassionQT , Terri69 , zecookiepuss , Lavendar , 425shark
12
Most of my week is planned out
Bex1331 , padmeamidala , Gone (LD29) , All His
4
I never plan out my meals in advance
Stinkytofu10 , sexyfun , nanamondoute , ghalik , Peggi , aliceinthehole , dirtythoughts:) , butts , Nyxx , Master DarkWolf , Rossie , DreamWolf , js250 , ksparkles16 , authorzero , darthkitt3n , J5ive , Badass , MissBre , Beck , Sohotdinosaur , BlooJay , Bullfroggy and Rose , sodapin , DeliciousSurprise , Missmarc , Feisty , bayosgirl , skeeterlynn , geliebt , Septimus , TheirPet , ARPKasso , calliope
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I only eat one or two different meals anyway, so I don't need to plan ahead
Bex1331 , - Kira - , aliceinthehole , quackbuster , hybridinsurge , DeliciousSurprise , Septimus
7
I plan my meals in advance, but they do not stay the same from week to week
November , Annemarie , wdanas , MeliPixie , Gone (LD29) , All His , Deidrenicole , Rory
8
I'm not in charge of meal planning in my household
Deeder , Arch600 , nanamondoute , sexystuffeve , Septimus
5
I'm in charge of meal planning in my household
November , ghalik , aliceinthehole , Annemarie , butts , Nyxx , js250 , All His , hybridinsurge , Deidrenicole , Rory , TheirPet
12
I don't eat regular meals, so this doesn't apply to me
Arch600 , Peggi , aliceinthehole , solitudinarian , quackbuster , DeliciousSurprise , Septimus
7
I share meal planning responsibility with someone else, so I don't have full control over the schedule
humblepie , dirtythoughts:) , Beck , MeliPixie , Gone (LD29) , Septimus
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When I was a kid my household had at least one planned meal that was the same every week
aliceinthehole , MeliPixie , Septimus
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When I was a kid my household did not have any planned meals that were the same each week
humblepie , Deeder , Arch600 , nanamondoute , - Kira - , November , ghalik , Peggi , solitudinarian , Annemarie , SilverMinxxx , dirtythoughts:) , Nyxx , js250 , wdanas , darthkitt3n , MissBre , Beck , quackbuster , Gone (LD29) , All His , BlooJay , hybridinsurge , DeliciousSurprise , Deidrenicole
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Total votes: 124 (62 voters)
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06/17/2012
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gloomybear gloomybear
nope not at all lol
06/17/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
I try to plan in advance but I'm only home about 3 days a week so I plan for them.
06/17/2012
Deeder Deeder
I'm terrible when it comes to cooking, so I leave that job to my husband (I take care of the clean up). He doesn't really plan meals in advance, unless we have meat that will turn in a few days and need it cooked ASAP.
06/17/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by humblepie
I know several people who have pre-planned meals by day of the week (for example, taco Tuesday, meatloaf Wednesday, pizza Friday, etc). Some only have one or two days pre-planned, but some have their whole weeks arranged like this, and they only ... More
I rarely plan my meals.
06/17/2012
wdanas wdanas
I make up a list of meals for the month and buy everything I need for them during the big monthly shopping trip. Then I can pick from that list for each day's dinner. It allows for decent variety, and there's always something on hand to make something completely off the list if we decide differently. We always have rice, beans, and taco shells at home, for example, so a quick taco dinner is easy to whip up if I decide cooking something is just not going to happen.
06/17/2012
Arch600 Arch600
We seem to eat at random times and none are planned out. Simply open the cupboard and grab whatever happens to be there!
06/17/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I cook every other day and usually take out what I am going to make the night before.
06/17/2012
nanamondoute nanamondoute
We're Chinese so we don't really plan meals. We have the same set-up each day, but the dishes vary (and we eat leftovers). There's always meat, green vegetables, rice, and soup. The meat and green vegetables vary from day to day, whereas the soup is made for an entire week or so.
06/17/2012
Annemarie Annemarie
We plan enough meals for two weeks (usually a total of 7 meals which lasts long enough with leftovers for 14 days), but no set schedule on when we have them. There are some things which are omnipresent (pizza, pasta, macaroni and cheese), but most of the time, we don't have the same meal within a month.
06/17/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
Only a day or two is planned.
06/17/2012
butts butts
Once in a while if we're in the mood for something in particular, we'll plan a night for it. Otherwise, no schedule!
06/17/2012
sexystuffeve sexystuffeve
Quote:
Originally posted by humblepie
I know several people who have pre-planned meals by day of the week (for example, taco Tuesday, meatloaf Wednesday, pizza Friday, etc). Some only have one or two days pre-planned, but some have their whole weeks arranged like this, and they only ... More
No, ours aren't schedualed at all.
06/17/2012
meitman meitman
We made Fridays pizza and movie night, but we vary the type of pizza (frozen, pizza hut, somewhere else, etc.). I think I would like to schedule meals for the whole week because it seems to make things easier when things are planned, but not sure I have the ambition to do that yet.
06/17/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
O/our meals aren't planned, W/we eat whenever W/we want to.
06/17/2012
Rossie Rossie
I almost never plan my meals in advance. It all depends on what fresh produce I can find at the market, and I'll plan my meals around them. There are times when I'll cook up something in advance like Kimchee or curried stews, if I know I have lots of other things to do before dinnertime.
06/17/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Master DarkWolf
O/our meals aren't planned, W/we eat whenever W/we want to.
Yup... ^^
06/17/2012
js250 js250
We do not plan meals, it seems like we decide every night due to us having certain cravings each night. We go by what sounds good and eat our dinner--when I tried to plan them we ended up not eating much of it and snacking on what we really wanted.
06/18/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I don't but I kind of wish I did
06/18/2012
authorzero authorzero
Are you kidding? i normally just grab whatever I can find.
06/18/2012
J5ive J5ive
I eat whatever there is when I'm hungry
06/18/2012
Badass Badass
We almost never plan out meals
06/18/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I have a rough idea of what meals I will be making in a week but nothing is set in stone
06/18/2012
mama2007 mama2007
Quote:
Originally posted by humblepie
I know several people who have pre-planned meals by day of the week (for example, taco Tuesday, meatloaf Wednesday, pizza Friday, etc). Some only have one or two days pre-planned, but some have their whole weeks arranged like this, and they only ... More
No, but we sure need to.
06/18/2012
Beck Beck
We had to do this when we were living on a very strict budget. But, we aren't anymore, so we don't. I like to know what's for dinner the night before I cook it. That way I can set it out.
06/18/2012
zecookiepuss zecookiepuss
When I'm being good about what I'm eating I plan, but most times do not. I hate obsessing about food.
06/18/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
Quote:
Originally posted by wdanas
I make up a list of meals for the month and buy everything I need for them during the big monthly shopping trip. Then I can pick from that list for each day's dinner. It allows for decent variety, and there's always something on hand to make ... More
We're do ours kind of like this too.

We get paid every other week, so I do a big shopping trip every payday. I list 2 weeks worth of meals, then make my shopping list so I buy the things I need to make those meals. We don't have to make those meals on any certain day, but I know we have enough to feed us without making too many extra random trips to the store.
06/18/2012
Claire-Bear Claire-Bear
I generally have the same things every week, so it's kind of planned but not really.
06/18/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
None of my meals are planned out. I just do spur of the moment meals.
06/18/2012
Bullfroggy and Rose Bullfroggy and Rose
Normally start planning about noon
06/19/2012
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