Back in September I came up with an idea for keeping our monthly calendar/menu in an easily accessible place that I didn’t have to hunt down in order to view. I figured we could paint a ginormous square on our wall with chalkboard paint and create a monthly calendar. It worked great for the first month, but since we were using chalkboard pens, it didn’t erase at the end of the month 🙁
A friend of mine told me about how she plans her meals monthly, and one of the things she does that I love is have a certain type of meal on a certain night of the week. For instance, she has a different Italian dish every Monday, Taco Tuesdays, etc. I decided that would be awesome, so we do:
Sunday- Crock Pot Meals (enough said)
Monday- International (Chinese, Italian, Mexican, etc.)
Tuesday- Test Kitchen (New Recipes I usually find on Pinterest)
Wednesday- Cult Classics (favorite meals from growing up or family favorites)
Thursday- Community Group (we are currently going through the alphabet)
Friday- Fridge Raid i.e. Leftovers
Saturday- Build Your Own (baked potatoes, pizza, etc.)
I love having everything right there and visually being able to see our plans for the month. It makes planning, and life, a heck of a lot easier. The biggest issue is making sure to change it every month!
Oh! I also love it because Greg only gets paid once a month and this helps us plan and budget accordingly.
Lately I have been creating our menu based off of recipes I have pinned on Pinterest. It makes finding recipes super easy! A digital cookbook really. I luuurrvveee it. Now, to get an iPad to use in the kitchen….