Do you meal plan? It really takes about 5 minutes to do and saves me a boatload of headache during the week. Now that I’m a mom, I no longer just run to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients for tonight’s dinner. No, grocery shopping has now turned into an ordeal and I despise every second of it. If I’m going to make the trip, it better be worth my while. Meal planning definitely helps me stay organized and get everything I need for the week’s meals in one trip. I’ve seen other meal planners that have a ton of details including planning for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Like most of you moms out there, I don’t have time to plan for breakfast or lunch. Heck, I’m lucky if I scarf down a piece of toast in the morning. I wanted something simple and something I would actually use, so here it is:
I’ve printed a number of these and stacked them in the pantry. Each week I pull out a fresh one and slap it on my refrigerator. No more coming home from a busy day and asking, “What’s for dinner?”
Another idea I love is to print this version and place it in a 8×10 frame. With a dry erase marker, it instantly becomes a reusable menu board. Prop it up on your counter or hang it on a wall. Voila!