I have to do menu planning for two reasons. One, to stop the boys from always asking the dreaded question of “what’s for dinner?” And two, to remember what day we made something so I have an idea of when leftovers have become questionable. Here’s a free printable that’s set to two pages so you can print two-sided if your printer allows! I keep mine in my Happy Planner and it’s way cheaper than buying the premade ones!
I’ve been on an organizing kick lately, mostly because my #mombrain can’t seem to keep it all straight inside, so the paper helps jolt those memories back in to sync and I move about my day.
I do a major portion of my menu planning on Sunday afternoons, and then I program our mail order groceries at the same time. I try to take advantage of the sales on meats and dairy, and wing it for the rest. Breakfasts and lunches aren’t really planned. Breakfast is always on your own (typically granola or oatmeal). Lunches get packed “lunchable style” in our Lunchbots. I’ve been trying to cut down on the trash we create when purchasing food, and recycling as much plastic as possible.
Hoping a little plan goes a long way!