An idea hit me as I was listening to Sonya talk about the Scripture Memory System and that all you need is a recipe box. I struggle with meal planning. I can't remember to get meat out of the freezer on time or I don't know what to get out of the freezer. (I stock up on meat when it's on sale.) It is usually later in the day when it is time to cook and my brain is tired and I have a hard time thinking of what to cook and if I have any meat available to use. So I thought the Memory System idea could keep me organized, with flexibility, and variety. Has anyone else done this? Do you have any ideas to share on how it has worked for you?
My initial thought is to do something like this: List all my main dishes on the index cards with a reference to where my actual recipe is at (so it is quicker not having to transfer recipes to the box.) Then I have the numbered tab cards for the month to put each recipe behind. If I want to cook something a few times per month, then I can make several of that same card. I can change recipes each month for seasonal favorites. This way I can glance through the box before grocery shopping and a few times per week so I can get meat out of the freezer. New recipes can easily be added where I want. Does that make sense?
And for habit training, it is each habit you want to focus on for the year on each card and put each one you are working on in order, so you can review and see what habit is next. A few times per week, check the box for review and to make notes on the card. It really doesn't have anything to do with the calendar, but to help focus and review. Has anyone tried this?