Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Weekly Menu Planner

Do you plan your meals? Planning a weekly menu is one of the things my husband and I really enjoy doing. We don't stick to it religiously, but we do stay as close to our plan as possible. It helps me stay organized and know what we have in the fridge and freezer, and know what we need to buy.

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.

How do you stay organized when it comes to menu planning?


  1. Yes, I menu plan. I've only been doing it for about a year and love it. I already know what I'm going to make on the way home from work so I don't have to worry, I know what to get from the store, and what we have on hand. I love that organizer, I don't plan lunches or breakfast either, that would be too much for me!

  2. Oh fun! I do love to menu plan.


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