Several years ago my husband I were reviewing our budget and looking for areas where we could save money. We soon discovered that we were spending far more on food than we had imagined. We had seen several programs where people claimed they saved a lot by making menu plans and sticking to shopping lists based on those plans. So we thought we would give it a try. Finding recipes and building a plan though seemed beyond our abilities. We gave it a go anyway eventually it all came together and we have never looked back. Amazingly we were able to cut out budget for dinner by half and we enjoy a greater variety of foods. We have been asked several times how we do it. So we decided to put our own site together in attempt to share our plans and experiences. We hope you find it useful.