When we plan our menu, we take stock of what we already have and what we need to buy. Instead of writing random items down on a list, I usually organize it based on the layout of whatever store I'm going to (produce, fish/meat, deli section, canned goods, dairy, etc.). Doing it like that helps me not forget something on my list or stray and start picking up random, delicious looking items.
Kelly over at Glamour This! created the fantastic menu planner above. My list and menu is usually jotted down on a scrap piece of paper or on my iTouch, so saying I love this is an understatement. What I especially love about this is that she included a grocery list to the side—perfect. I'll admit, though, that I don't go as far as writing out my breakfast and lunch plans.
|via Glamour This!|
How do you stay organized when it comes to menu planning?